Matt Mondschein

Rookie - 110 Points (3/16/60 / Macungie, PA.)

Escaping Childhood - Poem by Matt Mondschein

Another scream, finds my ears
Thundering booms, as doors are slammed
'Welcome to the mad house'
I say, silently
As not to wake, the voices inside

I lay still, in hope, the voices
Won't find me
A tear of regret
Relentlessly, falls from my cheek
As I long for, the good ole days

The sound of my single tear
Hitting my pillow
Wake the voices
My soul, tries to escape
This maze in my mind
To many voices to evade
I lose myself to the voices
Again

I can see
But I have no say
My life is not my own
I'm trapped
Behind a wall of hurt and pain
Still, the voices are in control

I beg for relief
But they laugh
And mock me
Unable to stop them
I surrender, completely
They win, again
As I lose

Never, do I wish
I was someone else
All I wish, is to be myself

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Comments about Escaping Childhood by Matt Mondschein

  • (12/29/2006 10:16:00 AM)

    This was again a good write, so much feeling, so real, and painful. Your writing is very good. It reminds me or brings back memories of my childhood....I find these writings as a way to release what perhaps couldn't be understood or released when younger. A way to help others who are going through abuse and dyfunctional families. Writing is therapy for me.....

    Thank you for sharing and I appreciate your heart and respect you for what you have gone through or lived through... be well.
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 21, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, December 14, 2010


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