I Will Not Cry

by Lady Nik   Jun 27, 2009

I can hear them again
Him yelling at her
Her pleading to him
Neither one missing me

I am strong
I will not cry

Neither one realizes how this hurts me
Her covering up bruises from him
Him always punching her
I can feel the pain again

I can handle this
I will not cry

I can smell the vodka again
Him drinking before he strikes her
Her always going back to him
Neither one thinking about me.

I must stay calm
I will not cry

Neither one understands what this does to me
Her trying to please him
Him never happy with her
I can see the failure again

I won't let him find me
I will not cry

I can taste the blood again
Him hitting me to punish her
Her screaming to stop him
Neither one saving me

I'm dying
But I will not cry

*For a club contest where I had to use this image. Not a true story. That's just what I got from the image. Please tell me what you think. Thanks :)

http://www.jetsongreen.com/images/2008/06/16/noise.jpg *


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  • The fact that this happens so frequently around many different countries. You've portrait just how tragic it is to some children in their day to day lives.

    Amazingly written, =)

  • 15 years ago

    by x.Athame.x

    Deep with a nice flow and pattern. I liked this piece because while reading it, it didn't seem forced at all and it conveyed a sad message without being too overdramatic. Another 5/5.

  • 15 years ago

    by Mezmeryz

    Hey, i think this is a great poem, especially since you got all that from looking at that one image! Girl, you got talent! I think the repitition of 'i will not cry' was really effective in the sense, that it almost underlines what the image is showing. I also enjoyed the way you ended that, sad and painful ending, but really had me hooked till the very end..! I'm glad this isn't true!
    Don't stope writing .. MEZi x

  • 15 years ago

    by Not Enough

    I really enjoyed this one. It's a lot more on the subject of what I like to read. It's a good concept to write about but sometimes there are too many like this. But who am I to say that because I love writing thesse kind of poems. But maybe you should add something more unique to it. The repetition makes it a really great piece to read.

    Soda. E>

  • 15 years ago

    by mzlovehate

    Like dang.... That was an effective piece. I got a visual though not happy but creative

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