Life Sentence

by Sherry Lynn   Dec 8, 2005

Life Sentence

Life forever changed
Constantly afraid
Sleepless nights
Terror within come to life

Constantly watching
Seeing who is near
Forever living
A life of fear

Often smacked
And kicked around
Punched in the back
Face shoved in the ground

Three years of freedom
Yet still imprisoned
Seven years of abuse
Left a life sentence

---Sherry Lynn Hull Richardson


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  • 12 years ago

    by Nix

    Very emotional poem, you expressed you feeling, pain and sadness excellently. You wrote it in interesting way. i don't like few lines, but all in all this poem is very good.

  • 12 years ago

    by Rachel RTVW

    I am glad you had the strength to make a change. What a sad and heartwrenching story. Thanks for sharing.

  • 13 years ago

    by David

    Such i deep meaning only a select few would trully understand about. well done. i loved the emotion in this poem.

    the ending i thought could have been a bit stronger. but still well done again.

    5/5 David

  • 14 years ago

    by J Lau

    Wow... I'm sorry to keep praising you on your sorrows... but you have a talent... keep writing. 5/5

    Life is a matter of perspective. There's always light at the end of a tunnel.

  • 14 years ago

    by hayley williams

    Amazing poem! I love the fact you have told such a powerful story in so few verses. You are very talented x