2 Stories

2 Stories

A Poem by Justin Wright

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He said I don't have no one, dad never cared
My mom stares at the wall, she's never there
Loaded on prescriptions cant figure out her sickness
She can't see that her addiction is her biggest symptom
I try to tell her she' won't listen, her head is a prison
Laying wasted takes it toll, I try to tell her she can't be told
Medication's got such a hold, thinks she's got it in control
On her, I wonder, what will happen, I keep praying and askin
Too many things I can't stand, wanna get away but I cant
Afraid I'll find her on the floor with her head in her hands
What makes it worse is her friends have the same habit
So she thinks that everybody in this world's an addict
She can't see their as messed up as she is
She doesn't even leave the house to see her kids
Dresser's full of empty bottles,  in and out of hospitals
What's gonna happen tomorrow
It's such a problem, she can't fix her own problems
I don't know what to do, I've run outta options

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She said I'm embarrassed, I'm ashamed
I feel like it's my fault that I feel this way
I try to explain but I don't know what to say
I wanna escape but I'm afraid, to cross that line
Everything's grey, nothing's black and white
I just lie, about the bruises on my eyes
I tell you I'm fine, but it happens all the time
'Cause I'm not seeking attention, it's just offensive
When she says "don't tell" to anyone who listens
This depressing image, a secret I've kept hidden
No one can know, he lost control, I forgive him
I sink my nails in his skin, but I always give in
He's too strong and he'll just hit me again
I keep my eyes shut, when he comes home drunk
Hoping he won't notice, he won't wake me up
My neighbor see's but he won't intervene
Maybe he's just as scared as me

What if it was you,
That had to step in someone else's shoes?
Would you still pass judgement like you do?

© 2014 Justin Wright



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A very strong piece, very haunting and melancholy,truth be told none of use would want to admit how close we all can get to this. We are all addicted to something no matter how big or small but this write has shown me its what we do to control our addiction that will determine if we make our own happiness or if we can be happy at all.

Very strong and passionate. Thanks for sharing.

Posted 3 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Justin Wright

3 Years Ago

Thank you for stopping by and I agree with you
Kahtia Howard

3 Years Ago

You're welcome!



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Incredibly powerful words, left me pretty much speechless. Thank you for sharing, sorry that I just got around to it!

Posted 2 Years Ago


The fusion of the stories into the poem is admirable.. It makes one feel the tragedy, yeah, after all parents are the most important people in a child's life..

Posted 3 Years Ago


First of all, I love the layout of this piece and the fact that you told two stories in one. This is a very deep, meaningful and powerful piece. Great job.

Posted 3 Years Ago


OMG!!!! I got chills bro! This is heartfelt, direct, and personifies the abuse of women by the hand of a coward. And it also touches that point where the innocent feel the need to protect the guilty for reasons unknown to most, and the shame that comes with giving in, and the addiction to kill the pain...personally touched by this one...great job J !!!

Posted 3 Years Ago


i kinda hate this piece, only because it's not me. Someone else is going tru this and there is not much i can do. As far as writing goes this is really well written!

Posted 3 Years Ago


Always a pleasure to read your work.. its passionate, wild, haunting, emotional.. Always a fan

Posted 3 Years Ago


Very powerful! I love the idea of this, very emotional and sad, but I do love your wording, as usual. I love the story, though it hurts to read, abuse and addictions are very scary, Ive been there, dealing with people with these issues... It tears you down a little more each time. You have written a very touching piece... I loved every moment.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Very powerful and written very well. the passion you have for writing can be seen in your work

Posted 3 Years Ago


A very strong piece, very haunting and melancholy,truth be told none of use would want to admit how close we all can get to this. We are all addicted to something no matter how big or small but this write has shown me its what we do to control our addiction that will determine if we make our own happiness or if we can be happy at all.

Very strong and passionate. Thanks for sharing.
Two stories that cut deep into the heart and soul of the one reading. Situations many can relate to. As we reflect on our own lives, we ask that same question "would you still pass judgement like you do?"
Oftentimes we truly do need to step into someone else's shoes. I admire the compassion you write with, each word so soulful, and honest. Quickly becoming a fan of your writing.
This is a fantastically written and truly haunting. It's not only giving you a moment to think about others but also yourself. It reads very well and the language is great, giving very clear images. I love it!

Posted 3 Years Ago



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I contributed 13 poems to the book Verse: Collective New Voices http://www.amazon.com/Verse-Collective-New-Voices-1/dp/0692342737/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1424748512&sr=8-2&keywords=verse+1 more..

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