Simone Graves


Perspective


Let’s put this into perspective:

I am only one broken, bruised girl.
I was never force fed heroin, or tied to a bed.
I was never sold for half a million dollars and I was never transported by filthy men to make up their wages with my body.
No.

I was a child.
I was force fed dinner seasoned with tears, and I held the responsibility of tucking my brother into his bed.
I was never worth a penny and I transported myself down the road to earn a couple dollars with my own two hands.

Their bodies glisten in the basement lights,
And you’ll shoot the men down with your two fingers shaped into a gun.
You’ll carry them to safety all the while whispering, “you’re safe now. It’ll be okay.” In their drugged up ears.
You’ll lay them down and tuck them into a childhood bed, sitting watch all through the night to make sure they pull through on the other side when the sun comes to a rise.

And me?
My body won’t glisten.
And I’ll tuck myself into my bed whispering, “it’ll be okay.” Into the dark of the night.
And when the sun rises, I’ll find you there making pancakes and obsessing of the dream you had the night before and I’ll scream, “YOU’RE SAFE NOW.”

But it’ll go through your ears.
And get lost in your passion.
I’ll get lost in your passion.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Perspective by Simone Graves )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. One More For The Road., Tom Higgins
  2. We don't accept anything anytime...., MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. Tread, read!, Edward Kofi Louis
  4. Against A Stone, Edward Kofi Louis
  5. Master of Plaster, Tom Higgins
  6. Tread, thread!, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. Father Dearest., Tom Higgins
  8. Are We There Yet?, Tom Higgins
  9. Poles, Edward Kofi Louis
  10. Fictional Love, Stacey Austin

Poem of the Day

poet Joyce Kilmer

(For the Rev. James J. Daly, S. J.)

Bright stars, yellow stars, flashing through the air,
Are you errant strands of Lady Mary's hair?
...... Read complete »

   

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  8. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  9. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. A Dream Within A Dream, Edgar Allan Poe

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]