Gail Littlefair

Refuge - Poem by Gail Littlefair

Urine soaked mattress holes in the door
This drunken behavior I can't take much more
My children are at risk in his drunken state
My son packs my bags he is only eight
Under police escort we are taken away
The children are stressed they don't want to play
What keeps you going when life falls apart
Encourages you to take each day as it comes
No one to love you've broken your heart
The strength of your love for a daughter and son
Living within the four walls of your home
Anxious depressed and frightened for them
Downhearted despairing facing life on your own
There's no silver lining not even a hem
I hope when they're older they're old enough to see
The reasons behind why I did what I did
Nothing was for gain nothing was for me
I did what I did for the love of my kids

Topic(s) of this poem: couplet

Form: Couplet

Comments about Refuge by Gail Littlefair

  • Chinedu Dike (10/7/2015 8:49:00 PM)

    It takes much courage to walk away from a marriage, where one of the couples is shamelessly holding on to a terrible addition at the expense of wellbeing of the family. A well articulated piece of poetry, insightfully penned with conviction. A lovely poem indeed. Thanks for sharing Gail. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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  • (9/25/2015 2:20:00 AM)

    Third time lucky thank you Kelly (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (9/24/2015 6:47:00 PM)

    A poignant poem, Gail. Thank you for sharing
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    (9/25/2015 2:23:00 AM)

    Thank you

    (9/25/2015 2:21:00 AM)

    Thank you kelly

    (9/25/2015 2:19:00 AM)

    Oops think I may have replied in the wrong place. Sorry. Thank you Kelly for taking the time to comment.

    (9/25/2015 2:17:00 AM)

    Thank you so much Kelly it is very kind of you to take the time to comment.

  • Paul Butters (9/24/2015 8:43:00 AM)

    Welcome to Poemhunter, Gail. Very edgy opening which must resonate with the reader. (Report) Reply

  • Liza Sudina (9/24/2015 4:44:00 AM)

    too sad story, but written well! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, September 24, 2015

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