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Silently
by Erica Ivory

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my dream last night....



She closes the door silently..
Tiptoes  up the stairs
so her parents will never know..
She heard the harsh whispers..
The bump..
Then a groan..
So she opened the bedroom door to find..
Daddy's hands around Mommys throat.
Daddys face red with rage..
Mommys white as snow..
Pleading with her eyes..
to let her go.
The girl wants to run..
Wants to attack this man she adores so..
She knows he is killing her mothers spirit..
She sees her mother change everyday..
Once fun and free loving..
Now alone and afraid.
This young  girl wonders..
How does she love the man
who imprisons her mothers soul..
Who strikes fear with his hand
How can she be a daughter?
How can she love them both?
So she closes the door silently..
She listens in the still of the night..
Wondering if in the morning..
her mother will still be alive..
Wondering if in the morning..
the love she feels for her father
will die.
Silently waiting..
With wide teary eyes..
Praying to her God..
To help them please..
Help make them into the family
they once use to be..
Please give her back her old Mommy ..
The one with the free spirit...
laughter, love, and dignity.. .
   Until then she waits silently..
       Pretending she doesn't see......

               
At the mercy of destiny.....  



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Reviewed by E T Waldron 10/3/2003
Your work is so intense and heart stopping Erica!I'm so glad you can write like this!Superb!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 10/3/2003
Excellent_

The Only True Family Is In The Eye's Of (God)'s Tear's!

TRASK
Reviewed by Walter Jones 10/3/2003
Doors hide many things, a society on the edge of distruction. This is a great poem.
Walt
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 10/3/2003
This is so very sad Erica!!

and this happens soooo many times in life!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 10/3/2003
Oh this touched me deeply that last three lines.
Taylor
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 10/3/2003
Heart wrenching and so very realistic. Well penned Erica.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie 10/3/2003
Oh Dear, This one just affected me so deeply, have a few of those memories myself, excellent and outstandingly written,

Reindeer
Reviewed by Transcendental Poet (Reader) 10/3/2003
Wonderful work..

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