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The Stalker
by Phillip William Allen

Saturday, April 04, 2009
Rated "G" by the Author.
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She’s felt his presence often

to her he’s something feared

stalking her forever

seeming to never leave her side

leaving tiny reminders

she wishes he’s disappear

 

He follows her every moment

slips in where she resides

daring her to do something

trap him if she can

but her efforts are all in vain

even sleep which is restless

never frees him from her mind

 

What can she do to mislead him

a different hairstyle or disguise

seems nothing sways her tormentor

help is a useless course

for whom could she turn to

hear her fears of him so near

inside her heart it races

everywhere she turns he’s there

 

No police or federal agents

would she dare to cast her pleas

insane would be their comments

absurd would be her words

no proof of trespass or person

assault is not the case

how can she end this silent stalking

free herself from his confines

she runs yet cannot hide

 

From here to there and every where

her well being races to and fro

dare she sit but for a moment

and risk more of his unreasoned anger

more marks upon her skin

anguish buried within her mind

depleting her of resources

stealing what’s rightfully hers

using her for his personal canvas

her body for his spiteful pleasure

 

In almost every store front

she looks and he is there

dashing away to silent shadows

to a house where blinds are closed

in the bathroom once again he finds her

she shivers then gives in acceptance

letting him take her soul and will

she lets him do as he’s done to others

yet finds he commits no ghastly crime

to a mirrored image she admits defeat

and gives in to father time.

 

 

© 4-4-09

 

Phillip William Allen

 

 

“Yes this pen applies to both genders”

 

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Reviewed by Sherie Giuliante 6/10/2011
This has touched me and showed me more truth than what so many others words have instilled in me. Though I may be "crazy" in some peoples minds i know exactly this same feeling and it is not a good one. You have captured the fear and of being worried of ppl thinking the person is "crazy" so eloquintly. This peice has touched my heart and makes me think. Great writing!!!
Reviewed by CJ Heck 6/9/2011
This is wonderful writing, Phillip ... I can't say I blame her for avoiding him. I sure do! Excellent work.
Hugs,
CJ
Reviewed by Linda Settles 4/19/2009
True poetry speaks many messages to differing souls. You have accomplished this well in "The Stalker," Phillip. Time, or at least aging, stalks us all--yet those of us who have experienced the terror of physical, emotional, or sexual abuse, see another sinister figure who hovers beyond the reach of the law in his duplicity. This poem speaks on many levels. Well done my friend.

Linda
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 4/6/2009
Once again excellent writing...enjoyed very much indeed..have a wonderful and safe evening..Hugssss
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/5/2009
Scary, I have been there, I am sad to say. It is a violation that sits beneath your skin, escape is never an option. Police are not quick to help, reminding you and you have no recourse in public places, where stalkers are concerned. Until he/she makes their move, which might well be fatal, there is little that one can do in their own defense. You paint the picture too well, it stirs up old emotions in me...it is a trap. The only thing that one can do is move far, far away, leaving the comforts and familiar surroundings of their life, behind. A victim has no power so no matter the cost, it is best for them to go to a place where they can have control over their life again. Nice to read you again, TD.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/4/2009
Most Outstaning Phillip!!

Welcome back!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/4/2009
Would that we all be blind and a person's soul and substance be of import. It's sad the lengths people go through to try and look young. Liked the analogy you used, Phillip. The "stalker" is powerless without vanity. Excellent!
Reviewed by Cryssa C 4/4/2009
You built the fear up in me during the lines...and then left me smiling with that last line. Well done!
Cryssa :~)
Reviewed by Phillip William Allen 4/4/2009
Karla, and Jeanette the stalker is nothing more than ones fear of father time (The predator)catching up with them. Some grow older gracefully, yet others try to outrun father time only to find in the end he catches all.
Reviewed by Michelle Mills 4/4/2009
You had me going with this one Duck. Well done! Blessings, Michelle
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/4/2009
Excellent, Phillip. I, too, think the predator is fear ... well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 4/4/2009
I don't know if I interpreted your poem correctly, but I perceived that the stalker is "fear" that we all have as we go through life. It is always with us, but it serves a good purpose because it challenges us to move past obstacles in our way. Your poem is an nteresting write.
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 4/4/2009
WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva



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