David Ratcliffe


David Ratcliffe Poems

1. Beneath My Rock 9/7/2013
2. The Stowaway 9/22/2013
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The Stowaway

For a time the scene was perfect
tranquil and quiet

When left alone
she could rest easy
in an orbital state
around the troubled orb
safe and content

Just far enough from the white noise
of the abuse
from a psychotic Mother
to keep the household safe
at least for a time

That was until the day
a verbal storm replaced the silence
destroying her peace
along with the merciful calm adored
when stillness was hers

Like an underground stream
running into volcanic rock
her cool flow
boiled over
exploding into an ...

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