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Saving Rachel

Saving Rachel

A Poem by Rachel Anderson

She distracts me with her fire.


She is fire;
Her fingers are flames
that boil my blood
which finally chooses to stay
inside me
and my intact veins.

I feel free at last.
You’re my brand new day!
I’m no longer red-handed,
no more crimson stains
on the bathroom floor
covered with shame.

I will never again be trapped
in my mind’s own game.
You have
unshackled my chains.

© 2014 Rachel Anderson

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I like the poem, but I'd love to see you really expand onto it. I can see your emotions, but I can't feel them. Make me feel it.

Posted 2 Years Ago

Fantastic poem. Keep it up!

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am pleased to read this poem. There is such hope and promise and the realization that there is a different way. May this poem be your mantra.

Posted 3 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Rachel Anderson

3 Years Ago

Thank you for reading!

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3 Reviews
Added on November 28, 2014
Last Updated on November 28, 2014
Tags: couple, hate, love, relationship, sad, dark, life, depression, pain, poem, poetry, romance, die, death, lesbian, bi, bisexual, pansexual, gay, lbgtq, fire, flames, blood, cut, cutter, addiction


Rachel Anderson
Rachel Anderson

Morganton, GA

Note: All thumbnails are my own photos unless told otherwise in the Author's note. Thank you. My name is Rachel. I'm a sophomore in college studying communication sciences and disorders. I love wri.. more..