Where Is My Place

Where Is My Place

A Poem by Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows

One hit high from the air

Striking down to feel it bare

Marked red for all to see

Too hear me beg and to plea


Breathing hard without a sound

Tears lay upon the ground

Dignity is taken away

Just to fight another day


One wish for me to feel

Waiting for the mark to heal

Pray to God for mercy and grace

Just to wonder where is my place


Ugly marks to show the world

As my head begins to twirl

Not caring how their night will end

Seeing how the hands extend


Punishment left undone

Only to have it just begun

Word of silence across the lip

Feeling skin about to rip


We are nothing alike

Wanting to be your last strike

Only wanting to feel embrace

I know now where is my place

© 2013 Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows

Author's Note

Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows
Thank you to everyone who reviews this creation of mine! I humbly thank you for taking the time to read & review! You are reading a part of my soul! Poetry is my passion, it is part of who I am! I hope my poem can connect with your soul! So again...........

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a sad but profound write that many people endure every day
great job

Posted 4 Years Ago

Frank Zappa once said something profound..tho on the surface seemed flippant and quirky...he said "Man...everybody's gotta be someplace...you are either here or there...when you're there...you ain't anywhere else". Have you found your place?
enjoyed the read.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Yes, my dear friend, you have embraced the darkness, and you will always do it in such a elegant way...

What I do like about your writing ever is, that you aren't afraid for the darker times, and just can translate in words, how it feel, (this duality) of many things that go on in a thought process.
You're very talented, and gifted with your pen. And reach people. Felt by me, nicely dark, and touching.

- Elisa

Posted 4 Years Ago

Leigh-Anne...I enjoy your writing!

Posted 7 Years Ago

Your place is where ever you chose it to be just by taking control of every situation. This poem makes me think of abuse in a relationship and in those cases the place to be is away from the abuser. I like the depth of emotions and the descriptions you chose to express the dark feelings. Excellent write.

Posted 7 Years Ago

So emotional - almost the calm before the storm.. I can only imagine after reading this.. or even writing this.. the anger that accompanies and or soon follows these thoughts.. these emotions.. a beautiful write - and I would love to read an aftermath.. when the red light flickers on and the steam rushes from ears and nose alike.


Posted 7 Years Ago

Do not accept this as your place!

These words themselves are proof that you have more value than ... this.

Let this piece's indignation be a catalyst for change, not your resignation to more the same.

Posted 7 Years Ago

Its hard to be the type of person we want to be in the light of loved ones put in adversarial positions. When emotion carries the weight of the day, sometimes sunset can bring clearer thoughts, but usually we have to wait until morning when things don't seem as bad as they were. Great write, loved it.

Posted 7 Years Ago

very moving and has a lot of "feel" to it

Posted 7 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Added on February 27, 2011
Last Updated on December 4, 2013


Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows
Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows

Ontario, Canada

Welcome to my world..... "You won't always have success when you take a stand - but the more you stand up for what you believe is right, the greater chance you have of being true to you.. more..


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