Graveyard trauma

by Em   May 30, 2016


Visiting your grave is unbelievably hard,
the smell I imagine coming out
from your decomposed little body
the image of blood all over you,
that came from me, my battered body.
I always remember holding you,
your limp, lukewarm body
in my cold, cold arms
and him, laughing like an hyena
because I was as lifeless as you then.
He thought he could hurt me more,
with his fists
but nothing hurt more than
knowing I was to blame for losing you....
I should have saved myself so then
you'd have been safe too.
Now, here I am in this graveyard,
still, hoping and praying
that you'd wake up
all I have to remember you by
is this little gravestone and
each time I come here I cry fresh tears;
like a dam busting it's seams.
I weep for you, the little boy you should be
and weep for not protecting you.
A silent scream always escapes my lips
as I read your name from the tiny rock above you
'Thomas Smith a beautiful boy, gone too soon'
If only they knew the truth!!
If this is how I remember you,
then I wish I could forget!!

Copyright: Em

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  • 1 year ago

    by Emily Wacker

    Amazing- a work of art.

    -----Emily

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thank you x

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Em, This hurts to read, I hurt for you knowing your loss isn't just written words. Your loss is real, your pain to me so mind numbing Em, I'm so sorry-I can't pretend to know the depth of your pain, all I can do is send my prayers and hugs and strength to get through another day. Take care-Brenda

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Brenda. Means more than you know x

  • 1 year ago

    by Marvellous

    When it gets tensed up, win is close. Before devil came, God drew near.

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Marv for your comment

  • 1 year ago

    by Maple Tree

    Em,

    In tears over here.

    Powerful!!!!

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks for the comment Andrea. Didn't mean to make anyone cry though (hugs)
      Also, thanks fro the nomination.

  • 1 year ago

    by The Po whet

    Em this piece is full of your emotions and it's too personal to even comprehend. I hope this write has given you some solace. Take care

    • 1 year ago

      by Em

      Thanks Moa and it somewhat has.