Oh, How I Bleed

Oh, How I Bleed

A Poem by Marie Harrison

A horror poem of betrayal


Oh, How I Bleed

In the darkness of your wretched heart’s throbbing shadow

Lurked a leering secret life of vile deception

One of a sinister nature directed straight towards me


Even though we shared the same comforting abode for many years

And slept soundly in the same downy bed

I felt this ominous thick grey cloud of danger hover above me

As I slept and during my waking hours too


Your repugnant hatred for me boiled in your eyes

Would constantly haunt me and cause me to even watch my back at times

Yet I never heard a hint of hostility transparent in your words

It’s only in the coldness of your touch on my bare skin

The violent force and ravage hunger of your body for mine

Devoid of any warmth or humanity


But life shifted quickly like an earthquake in the night

The ghastly night you held me tight in your arms grip

With a jagged knife’s blade pressed

Against the pulsing main artery of my neck


The evil words of betrayal you whispered softly in my ear

How pleased you were when I gave

You the antique hunting knife for Christmas

That very cold December morning of our honeymoon you knew

Just how you would use it against my neck one day

To finally cut me out of your life forever

Oh, how I bleed!

© 2011 Marie Harrison

Author's Note

Marie Harrison
I wrote this for the creative poetry group.

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Now I am all upset again. I read things like this
and wonder--- just wonder.
I have the love curse. I love, give, invest, play,
spend, adore, pursue and never understand the
hurt, using, take, grasp amd destroy that others
seem to practice. Somethngs missing.
Enjoyed the writing, it is always superb.
------ John

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


Dark and scary... written with feeling...

Posted 12 Years Ago

Oh "shivers", so dark and chilling. I loved it! Excellently done, I hung on every word! Well penned!

Posted 12 Years Ago


Posted 12 Years Ago

Very deliciously broody. I like it ^_^

Posted 12 Years Ago

This is a visual and disarming read...the depths of unhappiness betrayal are incredible...

Posted 12 Years Ago

Breaks my heart. You dug deep for these emotions, Marie.
This poem has such anger and emotion.

Posted 12 Years Ago

WOW, you blew me away with this one. Outstanding! I could feel the pain and anger in this. In fact, it could have been a scene out of my own life being written. Excellent write.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very intense and sad. Emotion pours from this poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

WOW! Powerful deep words that was painful for the mind! Well written

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on September 26, 2011
Last Updated on September 26, 2011


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

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