The Scapegoat

by Kireasha L   Apr 7, 2016

I lost my job and it's your fault

the stocks crashed and it's your fault

I'm an alcoholic and it's got to be your fault.

Go hide baby girl before these verbal darts pierce your heart.

Misery loves company, somebody has to bare the blame.

This precious jewel walks on eggshells not knowing what to expect next....

she wants to be appreciated and respected, but instead she's rejected.

Open your back pack where twenty tons of bricks lie flat, in fact this is a trap;

too heavy to handle. Surrounded by angry wolves, self-esteem in a little box.

The key is in the hands of the so-called protector. Confused, give this precious jewel a place

of refuge.

Stares and silent whispers in the town about a girl who never lives but survives her barricaded world.

Her blood flow stops at the sound of condemnation, pulmonary valve remain shut.

Icicle tears flow at night

My God she wonders when will I ever get it right.

This is her fate until liberation sets her free

When will her protector be able to see.


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  • 2 years ago

    by Hellon

    This poem has a sort of rap/slam/rant feel to it. It's very honest and straight to the you're laying it all out there and I love that your saying..."hey this is me...accept it or get over it...your choice". I guess I'm has 'attitude' and I like that...yeah...I do like that :)

  • 2 years ago

    by Em

    This is very powerful and shows that when things knock us down it can be hard to get back up but things aren't always hard. Remember there is a rainbow after the stir. As they say.
    This is written well, take care.


  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Hello Kireasha

    This is a very powerful post from you. I love the short, sharp sentences that you employ throughout this piece - they really hit hard when reading and enforce the point you are trying to make, right from the start.

    Keep writing as this is great stuff.

    Stay well and all the best

  • 2 years ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    This is very personal and I admire your strenght for posting. When life knocks us down and crashes our self-esteem we do become extremely vulnerable. Nobody likes rejection, it hurts but you will bounce back stronger than ever and you will get it right. Never give up hope. You do have people by your side who do believe in you. Thank you for sharing. All the very best.

  • 2 years ago

    by Brenda

    Wow! This is amazing! Such a powerful write, I'm totally blown away-just beautiful!

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