Kristi Shingleton

Rookie (July 1980 / Kansas)

Colored Eyes - Poem by Kristi Shingleton

Tears fall from colored eyes,
an intense shade of green.
Salt touches her pouting lips,
intense pain grows inside,
pain shooting through her hips,
Cries are winding through the darkness
and shadows come alive.
Evil is present all around
but there is no place to hide.
He strikes her down
and paws at her soul.
He tortures it
with every blow.
Frozen with fear and confusion,
she can barely speak.
He knows this
and continues to feed.

Take me now God,
please, if you care.

'It's not time now
theres more you can bare.
I was always there
everytime you asked.
You're here, aren't you?
The right questions are not always asked.'

'I walked right beside you,
kept you from being killed.'

But why would you let him do this?

'Your journey is not fulfilled.'

'A quote you must remember always:
When you saw only one set of footprints
it was then that I carried you.'

Carry me then for as long as I need
See this all the way through.
Help my soul to be freed
and no longer bleed.
And help my journey to begin
with the truth.

January 2007

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Comments about Colored Eyes by Kristi Shingleton

  • Keith Hendrickson (1/2/2009 1:17:00 PM)

    wow very intense. i loved it (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, February 2, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, January 7, 2011

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