Matt Swanson

Rookie (October 4th,1991. / Peru, Indiana)

Discovery - Poem by Matt Swanson

I came home early to surprise you
I didn't know the darker side of you
The house was cluttered, things on the floor
And light was coming from our bedroom door

I remember not saying a word
I remember walking slowly, fearing the worst
I remember the warmth of the tear on my cheek
I remember it all, cause it was only last week

I approached, I heard you giggle
I opened the door, I saw you wriggle
He was on top, savoring the moment
I lost myself that day.

It kills me most to have never known
Because of the the things I've never been shown
I died inside to keep you alive
I let you win, I let you win.

Moments that are taken
Hearts that are breakin'
Headboards that were quakin'
In your merrymakin'

I wish I'd never have come home that day
Saw you two in the foray
In my nightmares, at the end
You scream the name of my best friend.

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Comments about Discovery by Matt Swanson

  • (11/9/2007 7:46:00 PM)

    Great wrap-up. The last line says so much...
    Great poem. -Kylie M. Lynch

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Poem Submitted: Friday, November 9, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 23, 2011

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