Aldyth Lightfoot

Rookie (1985 / Mexico)

Escaping - Poem by Aldyth Lightfoot

Sitting alone in her room
She looks at the shadows surrounding her
She dares not speak
She dares not move

She doesn't know that if she goes away
She'll find the light that she once had,
The light that made her smile
The light that gave her life.

Darkness closing in around her
Her demons and ghosts torment her
Making her cry,
Cry for all she has lost

Her heart sinks every time
she dares to look around
Because all she sees
Are pieces of her broken soul

She dares not get away
For what is outside this darkness
Frightens her even more
Than the shadows inside

Now, when all hopes are gone
When her heart can break no more
A light starts to shine
Guiding her outside this room

This room that is her self-made prison
This room that has enclosed her
For oh so many years
This room that she's now leaving
And that tomorrow will be just another memory
Memory of her death
Memory of what she had to go through
Before she could find her way again

Listen to this poem:

Comments about Escaping by Aldyth Lightfoot

There is no comment submitted by members..



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?



Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 13, 2005



Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. Television
    Roald Dahl
[Report Error]