Samantha Williams

Rookie (01/03/88 / Chillicothe)

Fighting For Life - Poem by Samantha Williams

I want to scream, but know I can't
For fear of being heard.
I hear him step into the hall,
And know he'll find me here.

I try to move but know I can't
He'll hear me barely move.
So scared to breathe I hold my breath
And hope he keeps away.

It's silent now, I know he's gone.
He'll be back here again.
I inch on up, right to the door.
My heart just skipped a beat.

My hand upon the door is stretched,
I turn the knob real slow.
A screach rings out and ecoes once
My heart begins to fail.

Now up again and to the door
My arm is stretched once more.
I twist and pull and peek outside
I hear him down the hall.

I dare not stay, he'll catch me here
And do more to me then.
My wrists are cut, but not too deep
And bandaged up real well.

He did it once, he did it twice
He'll do it one more time.
The pain has ceased, though blood has not
I'm feeling low and faint.

I'm in the hall, he's right behind,
I hear his footsteps fall.
I see the door, it's closer now,
I'll make it if I try.

He follows fast I try to run,
I'm out of breath, half dead.
He screams to me to stop or die,
I keep my pace ahead.

I peer behind and see his face
It's covered with a mask.
I look beyond and see a bridge
I'll jump to live the rest.

I'm ready now to jump and live,
It's not too far below.
He cannot jump, his leg is hurt,
I'll go before he's here.

The water's cold, it hurts to move,
My breathing hurts my chest.
My body's numb, I'm losing blood,
I see some land ahead.

The ground is cold, I'm breathing hard
My lungs are going down.
I'm on my back, I see some lights,
They're nearing me right now.

A badge is there right in my face.
He grabs a hold of me.
He says 'stay with me, help is here.'
He fades away from me.

I wake up in a bed of tears
With sorrow in my heart.
The cop came in and asked me then,
Why sorrow filled me up.

He knew I couldn't help him
With the evil man that was.
He said 'it's fine, it's done and over,
I'm glad you're here instead.'

He saved my life, I know that now,
I'd give my all to him.
He never left my side that night,
But held my hand and stayed.

I lived that night and didn't die.
I'm not alone or numb.
My soul is filled with love unbound
And endless hope was found.


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Poem Submitted: Saturday, April 8, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 14, 2008


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