Carlos Gutierrez

Rookie (10/23/95 / Managua)

Run For Your Life - Poem by Carlos Gutierrez

Fear had rapidly poisoned my veins,
and as soon as we had started running, I prepared myself to fall behind;
I slowed my sprint to a jog in the frigid, bleak rain.

I looked ahead,
and I saw my kindred desperately, from danger escape.

At once, I looked behind,
yet the shadows betrayed no one.

I claimed for my sister in the obscure gloom of the night.

I immediately encountered anxiety in her brown, worried eyes,
and it only took me a fraction of a second,
to have her thoughts thoroughly identified.

She, as well, had diminished her pace.

We had just lost our father, and I knew that the possibility of her losing me,
was more than her fragile, shriveled heart could bear.

Yet, even in the naiveté of my youth,
I could reminisce and fill my heart with content.

My feet became poised for whatever malignant presence crawled at our heels,
and I embraced it with might.

Comments about Run For Your Life by Carlos Gutierrez

  • Romeo Della Valle (4/6/2012 7:11:00 PM)

    A well penned and poignant write that shows your poetic talent! 10+++ Thank you for sharing and keep it up! God Bless You! Love and Peace for always! Romeo from New York City! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Poem Edited: Friday, April 27, 2012

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