Today

by -Erin-   Apr 30, 2005


Today i took a walk.
You wanna know where?
I walked down to the old cemetery.
You know,the one thats always dark no matter how sunny it is.
The one where no one ever cuts the grass,and no one ever goes.
I didn't plan to go there but my feet just kept walking that way.
Then before i knew it,there i was,standing in that Field of Grey stones.
Somehow that made this sick feeling rush over me.
I got over it quickly as my feet started moving again,they lead me to a place i had never been
and never intended to go.
Setting aside my thoughts for a moment,i sat down.
Under the shelter of the big oak tree i looked at the grave that stood before me.
You know what i saw?
I saw that name,a name i thought id never have to see or hear again.
A name i hated,a name that faded in my mind so long ago.
Suddenly a rush of memory's hit me,they felt so real,i couldn't make them go away.
I could see that little girl,the one who hid in the closet,the one who told the stories about
her bruises,and i could feel the pain again.
A tear slid down my cheek as i remembered how she hoped and how she dreamed all the pain would end.
i remember that night she lay on the floor a smile on her face as the blood formed a pool around her,and how
he burst in the door and rushed her to the hospital,once again crushing her chance of freedom.
Then.....
I remembered how much she still loved him.
Today i sat next to your grave.
And do you know what i did?
I forgave you,because i realized,thats the only way I'll ever forget and ever be truly free.
And today.......
She finally escaped.

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  • 12 years ago

    by Emily

    Great ending! 5/5
    Take care
    ~Emmy

  • 12 years ago

    by Shawn Williams

    A very powerful piece...a piece that makes you think. You have a talent...keep up the nice work.

  • 12 years ago

    by Ashley Van Eperen

    once agai i under stood ur point of view but you kind of confused me at the end, where you we're talking about forgiving and a little girl dying. at first i thought you were talking about ur little sister or something, who was abused but then i realized that little girl was you, and you were fogiving a man who hurt you. it was sad but again confusing. ur format was good, but i still couldn't understand where the rhymes or stanzas where

  • 12 years ago

    by ASPHYXIATED

    really good poem you have alot of talent *mwah*

  • 12 years ago

    by Emilia

    very good!! 5 ***** stars! please check out my poem "Butterflies" please comment/vote.. thanks a lot.. hugs from september!!