601 North Barranca

601 North Barranca

A Poem by trainwreck

You know... I think I forgive you.

You knew how to keep me quiet,
and you did, for my whole life;
maybe I'm alive (but I don't buy it),
I don't even try to hide it. 
You locked me up, 
and locked me in, 
and tried to act like I'd forget
humidity and happiness. 
As if all my life was a perfect dream
and this nightmare was reality
Call me crazy!
But... I didn't believe. 
You hurt me for peace of mind, 
so tell me: 
are you justified?
all my childish smiles
let you see the truth: 
I was trying so hard 
to wretch my love from you.
I'd forgotten how to sing, 
and how to eat,
and how to breathe, 
without being silent and unseen.
I was quiet. 
As quiet as a mouse. 
The joke of it all? 
It was in this house.  

© 2011 trainwreck

Author's Note

I wrote this in less than five minutes, so I'm not quite sure if it only makes sense to me.
Feel free to give feedback, actually, no, feedback is awesome! I encourage it. :)

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I'd forgotten how to sing,
and how to eat,
and how to breathe,
without being silent and unseen.

I really like this part.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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Added on November 4, 2010
Last Updated on January 16, 2011
Tags: family, dad, silent, change, pain




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