Night Walker

Night Walker

A Poem by Marie Harrison

A poem


Night Walker


Wandering these sidewalks of filth and crime

Turning tricks for another hit of euphoria

Dropping one designer pump on the corner of Ponce

The other under a stranger’s front porch

Beside with your car keys


Squandering your life for another

Shot of mind-bending heaven

Shards of glass cut your delicate soft feet

Leaving red bloody trails and clues


But your Master had

His own designs for your life

Plans to prosper you, to heal

Your wounds and heartaches

Using your brokenness

To relieve the pain of others


You are a golden seraph with

Long flowing locks of flaxen to many

Bringing streams of lightness

Into rooms of darkness


Invisible clouds of peace embrace and protect you

Your sweet angelic voice instantly lifts the hearts

Of the hopeless dragged in from these lonely streets


Only divine mercy has saved you from yourself

With one magical step and eleven others

You stand as a pillar of strength and

Humility to serve your Master

Many lives night after night you will save



© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
Written for a friend of mine.

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Dropping one designer pump on the corner of Ponce De Leon. Squandering your life for another while leaving footprints of red bloody trails and clues. Your master has plans to prosper you by using your brokenness to ease the pain of others. You bring streams of lightness into the rooms. Divine mercy has saved you from yourself so you can save others night after night.
I think perhaps this speaks of someone who has walked down some very dark paths and returned to the light whole and able to share and in turn help others find the light by doing so........Beautiful piece Marie

Posted 6 Years Ago

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I'll have to read this again, that's for sure. The meaning feels so deep, i have to dig that deep and then I really feel it. Love it!

Posted 6 Years Ago

oh this gets to the point doesn't it

Posted 6 Years Ago

Sweet piece of work, emergent in nature.

Posted 6 Years Ago

strong massage here, its sad but true.
Excellent write.

Posted 6 Years Ago

It's often said that a master wouldn't ask someone to do something that they wouldn't do it themselves, in another time, another place. Joy in work is everything.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Great write. You know how to write what you feel and what others need to read.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Very powerful write.. Great peice !!! :)

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Powerful words, Marie!

Posted 6 Years Ago

"turning tricks for another hit"

filthy cool ;)

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Oh this touched my heart, made me think of a guardian angel actually.
Very touching, beautiful write.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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32 Reviews
Added on August 7, 2011
Last Updated on August 8, 2011
Tags: Poetry, Recovery, Drug Addiction, Addictions, Prostitution, 12 Step Programs


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

Momma told me to get out and enjoy life, so now I'm going to dance. more..


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