No Longer a Prisoner (For I am Free!)
by Marla C Benick-Martin
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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They tried so hard to make me talk,
But secrets I would not reveal.
They stood and watched me like a hawk,
So many days that I lost track-
My life was numb, I could not feel.
This body, at their ev'ry whim:
The torture with a deadly snake,
And pulling me from limb to limb,
The beatings in a filthy sack-
I prayed the Lord my soul to take.
But day by day I had a plan
To steal away without a trace,
And when I saw the chance, I ran-
I slipped on through a hidden crack
And made it to a better place...
For I am free! I'm free at last!
And I survived, and wonder how.
With faceless shadows in my past,
And ghosts that danced upon my back;
But they no longer haunt me now.
Breaking free...out of the chains that encapsulate one's soul...
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|Reviewed by Cindy Tuttle
|This is so powerful Maria!Very well written.
|Reviewed by Marla Benick-Martin
|"WOW!!!???!!! This could be interpreted in so many ways, given the readers' thoughts and most importantly their experiences!!! That's what makes this such an intriguing work of art...free from death? Free from misery? Free from criticism? Free from anything anyone wants!!! That's the beauty of it...you leave this idea open to us. Although your ideas expressed are yours only, thank you for letting the rest of us fill in our blanks." (Comment courtesy of reviewer Jack*** 29)|
|Reviewed by Regis Auffray
|You write very well in this genre, Maria. I love the theme that you have espoused here. Thank you. Love and peace to you,