The Last Time

The Last Time

A Poem by Awaken the Sleepwalker

This was my first attempt at a list poem. I don't feel great about it, but I don't dislike it.


The last time I saw my best friend was a year ago

The last time I left my house was shortly before that

The last time I slept in a warm bed was two summers ago at grandmas

And the last time I played was too long ago to remember.


The last time I cried was today

The last time I screamed, the same

The last time I asked for help and warmth no one heard

And the last time I was heard, it sent shivers down my mother’s spine.


I can’t remember the last time I could tell my mother was happy

I can’t remember the last time that daddy was sober

I can’t remember the last time daddy was himself, not a monster

And I can’t remember the last time my little body wasn’t covered in bruises.                                   


I can’t remember the last time anyone spoke to me and not of me

I can’t remember what it’s like to be

I can’t remember if I said adieu

And I can’t remember how I died, but I certainly have a clue. 

© 2012 Awaken the Sleepwalker

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Added on December 21, 2012
Last Updated on December 21, 2012


Awaken the Sleepwalker
Awaken the Sleepwalker

Boonsboro, MD

I'm a sophomore in college, and I'm an English major, aspiring to be a high school English teacher. I'd love to use that at an outlet for my writing as well. I've been writing for a while, and I've ha.. more..


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