Broken Arrows

by Burning Angel   Feb 5, 2014

She wipes off tears and applies her makeup.
Washing away the screams of her husband telling her to shut up.
Every night she prays to be released of this relationship.
But, all the man does is hit.

A baby girl is stuck in an attic all her life.
Her grandfather killed her mother, who was never a wife.
She gets fed one time a day.
Wondering why she has to grow up this way.

A husband holds his wife, and their child unborn.
Tomorrow she'll give birth, to a child mourned.
Burying their child deep in the cool wet soil.
A mother to never get to see that baby spoiled.

A boy leaves his girlfriend who has a cheating heart.
But, through all the pain, he never once fell apart.
Numb, unknown to the world around.
But, through all the sorrow, not a tear was found.

A young girl curls herself into a ball.
She will never tell, she will keep it all.
Her drunken stepfather heads to his room.
But, she knows tomorrow is a day too soon.

A teenage girl runs away from a fight.
Scared and completely terrified.
Bruises are hidden beneath her long sleeves.
But, its because of a person unseen.

Broken arrows, with no where to go.
Broken arrows, not welcome at home.

Broken arrows with secrets to tell.
Broken arrows know pain to well.


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  • 3 years ago

    by Lemon Squeezy

    Very deep and very heartfelt. U did a wonderful job of painting s picture with your words. Excellent work!!

  • 4 years ago

    by Midnight Sky

    Good poem when saw title i to see because i was gonna get this title really good poem 5\5 p&l midnight sky

  • 4 years ago

    by NM

    Loved this.

  • 4 years ago

    by Donna B

    Very powerful

  • 4 years ago

    by Rebecca Bentley

    This poem touched me on so many levels.
    each stanza as heartbreaking as the last one and sadly many things i can relate to. this is vey well penned, and can tell its been written by the heart,
    very good write! i look forward to reading more of your work 5/5