Darkness Fall

She doesn’t see the city anymore
All she’s see are dark corners
Empty Faces
Hollow hearts

She wishes for the days when ’ignorance was bliss’
When she thought she was just like everyone else!
That ‘this’ was the way that everybody lives.
When removed from her home
In the middle of the night
Silence, in a police car
In Darkness, prepared to bite
Confusion filled her head
Pain deep inside her heart

Then Is when she realised it…
Her life was not like most
The truth is, she was the parent
To both her mum and dad
The bottle, that was their best friend
But who did she really have?

Now I get it, life is hard
For everybody!
For that, she does not hold the monopoly
She does, however, hold the ’rights’ to HER pain
And for you, not to look down on her with soul-destroying shame,
The fact of the matter is you did not walk her path
Yet somehow you are uniquely qualified to comment upon her wrath
”Just let it go”
”Get over it”
”It’s time you just move on” (sigh)

She wished that this was all she’d heard
But believe me, the list goes on
Like anyone would actually choose to live this way
Wishing away their life day by day
And why?
Because their life wasn’t just ‘hard’
They want to die
Because they’re permanently scarred
Scars so deep they make
The Mariana Trench look like a puddle
And yes I know, ’if you were her’ you’d have solved the puzzle

But here’s the zinger;
A real big shock;
’If you were her’
But Guess what?
You’re not!!!
She may not be doing things exactly your way
But she gets up every morning and she fights another day
So take two steps back
Take a look outside the box
And know that when she is off track
She’s a fighter
And a paradox .

Darkness falls Written
by C. Murphy © 2018


Carrie Murphy

I'm a qualified primary school teacher (not teaching ATM). About a year ago I started writing and I love it. I have a real soft spot for slam poetry.

2 Comments

Anonymous · March 7, 2018 at 11:46 am

Brilliant and thought provoking

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