Theodora (Theo) Onken

Gold Star - 25,354 Points (Washington State)

Shred's Of Light

Poem by Theodora (Theo) Onken

Being blinded by my life
I take the back city alleys
Avoiding the harsh concrete jungle
Of highways and byways of past valleys
Too much-too soon-way too soon
Negative heart beats-a rapid fire stream
Adrenalin of fear fuels my heart to go
Needing flight but near impossible dream
I take off swiftly running instead
Pebbles they stick underneath my feet
Lead into an opposite direction
Into frays of questionable beings deceit
Holed up in hobbles of cardboard
An addict is jonesing near by me
Cries in the night strung out alarming
A break in my armour near complete
Turning around toward the Psalms of David(Verse23)
Facing the music is now a done deal
Out of the back city alleys i ardently leap
Into the light of the world's real
Facing up to all of my mistakes
Making amends in an unblinding light
No longer afraid or without clear sight
I stoically and bravely face the night
Of my life


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, April 4, 2007

Poem Edited: Thursday, February 10, 2011