Karley Kay

Rookie (6/22 / Found My Relief)

Afraid Again - Poem by Karley Kay

Hating this feeling, what's this mean?
My chest hurts, I can't breathe
My eyes burn, tears stain my face
My hands shake, can't seem to stop.

Walking down the hall, avoiding eye contact
Don't touch me, don't come closer
Suddenly afraid and not knowing why
As a group of guys come my way.

'This is ridiculous' I tell myself
'Their just guys, ' so why am I so afraid?
I get no answer, just silence
As I edge closer to the wall.

Images fill my mind as I walk
Of my past, I thought I forgot
Told myself I exaggerated
The pain I felt then.

People tell me I exaggerated what happened
That it never was that bad
If that's true then why am I so afraid
Of being hurt, of letting anyone close to me?


Comments about Afraid Again by Karley Kay

  • Rookie Victoria Meza (4/15/2014 8:06:00 PM)

    Love love LOVE this! ! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Kathryn Mahan (3/17/2014 11:38:00 AM)

    This was nicely handled Karley. I know exactly how you feel... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Allan Farran (3/16/2014 8:13:00 AM)

    Really good your angst being lay out before mine eyes. never let the past determine the future. The past is the past (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sue Oxley (3/16/2014 4:44:00 AM)

    a lovely poem full of emotion and true feeling. Well done Karley. Sometimes I think writing poetry at its best is for dissipating strong feeling into the Universe. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Christine Still (3/15/2014 2:18:00 AM)

    Learn the difference between 'they're', their and there. What you wanted was They're just guys.... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,738 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (3/16/2012 7:58:00 AM)

    unhappy experiences in the past do tend to mar our present, but with time I am sure you would be okay... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shay Pugh (3/16/2012 1:19:00 AM)

    Good poem! I like the rhythm of it! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Deep Mukherjee (1/25/2012 4:24:00 PM)

    It's a very complex-minded poem! ! ! there is a essence of contradiction about the poem but yet your poetry is direct and strong! ! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 21, 2011

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 13, 2012


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