Linda Racaniello Poems
The Crossroads Between Heaven & Hell
Listening to the symphony of sounds from my cell
I'm at the crossroads between heaven and hell
Remembering back through all of those years
the laughter, the pain and so many tears
Skipped through childhood, danced through teens
loved and cried in our twenties; had kids in between
The depression of life had me shivering in fear
wishing I was invisible or could just disappear
No more pretending to be something I'm not,
as I summon the courage that time has forgot
I've gathered my strength; pulled together my rage
put my life down in...
I'm no longer young and carefree,
my body is riddled with pain.
I look down at the ground
at a young reflection in the rain.
I ache to bend and touch her,
but she always vanishes away.
I miss the body of that girl
who could run and play.