Treasure Island

Karley Kay

(6/22 / Found My Relief)

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Afraid Again


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?

Submitted: Friday, January 21, 2011
Edited: Tuesday, March 13, 2012

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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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