Nowhere to hide

by Katie   Apr 26, 2008

Locked away behind closed doors,
So no-one else can see,
She sits alone, staring into space,
With a doll balanced on her knee.

She rocks a while, to and fro,
Humming a strange little tune,
Stroking the hair of the doll on her knee,
Wishing she could fly to the moon.

Sitting in silence she waits for the sound
Of footsteps on the stairs,
Cuddling her dolly close to her chest,
She wonders if anyone cares.

Too scared to move for fear of being heard,
Tears roll down each cheek,
Imagining herself in a place far away,
Where she doesn't feel such a freak.

Mummy calls up the stairs to her,
"I'm off now baby, be good",
She knows it's only a matter of time,
Till infront of him she will be stood.

The footsteps start, her heart beats fast,
Fear rises from deep inside,
Waiting for the door handle to move,
There really is nowhere to hide.


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  • 1 year ago

    by Stephanie Lemos-Vidarte

    Had me in tears.. I can relate. Really appreciate you sharing this and really appreciate your honest emotion throughout. Thank you.

  • 12 years ago

    by C Cattaway

    *ruining laptop for Christmas, and I'm still trying to get used to the keys!! lol xx

  • 12 years ago

    by C Cattaway

    Beautifully writen, stirring all sorts of emotions. I'm afraid I don't agree with a couple of the readers (sorry).. It doesn't need more, as the ending is left to hang, to imagine the horror that awaits. I'm not sure what else you could write, without actually ruinung the piece.. I'm one for using 50 words, where only 5 will do, but even I know how to leave the most said, simply by leaving the words unspoken. Also, being English myself, as you are, the use of no-one is literally correct. I know many other languages learn inaccurately, so please don't change it, as it will read incorrectly.

    Lastly, when are you writing more?? Surely you have had enough experiences, of late (as well I know), to give you a little inspiration?? lol.. Love you lots, Katie, and your work. xx

  • 13 years ago

    by Sourav

    Everything very good with this poem. Good lines and flow. Yet I feel may be one more stanza is missing. Anyway it's a very good poem!

  • 13 years ago

    by Baby Rainbow

    Omg awwww. thats sooo sad, so powerful. i really liked this and its a really strong topic and you have done a great job on this, 5.5 xxx

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