poet Bethany Maxwell

Bethany Maxwell

Stone Angel

You are the reason for my pain,
You are the reason I stand in the rain.

I wouldn't be here by choice,
But I was forced, and I can still hear your voice.

I push the memory of you away,
But somehow it always finds a way to stay.

You are the one who hurt me, who stole my rights,
And now I have to endure lonely nights.

You put me in this place,
I remember what you did, I remember your face.

And now I stand, in rain, in sun,
If it weren't for what you did, I'd run.

I'd run faster than you,
I would run until I could find away to start new.

But that would happen; I will never be able to go,
Because of you, because I couldn't say no.

But now I stand through everything like stone,
I'll always be hard as stone, I will always be alone.

You made sure I'd be alone, that I'd stay here,
But I won't show you my pain I wouldn't even shed a tear.

Yet still I shall fade,
I will crumple no matter how strong I was made.

I will fall to the ground,
I will go without the slightest sound.

And then I shall be gone, I will no longer be your slave,
But soon I will go and leave behind all the pain you gave.

You are the one, who shall hold my pain once I leave,
And you will believe what you never wanted to believe.

You will believe that I was stronger, I am stronger,
I am stronger than you, than your anger.

And with that I will crumble to your feet,
And then I'll be strong than concrete.

For then I shall be free from your,
But for you, for you it will be late.

You took everything from me,
But that's something you will never see.

I know you put me here, under all this weight,
But that doesn't mean I won't stand.

That I won't stand for who I am,
For the truth of what I am.

I stand hard as stone,
I am rock I am the unbreakable stone.

You will never break me,
Only time can, and then I will be free.

You won't control me anymore,
I will be a lion free of a cage, and you will hear me roar.

The world will hear me roar,
And then they'll know the truth, and I will be in pain no more.

But for now I know the guilt you see,
I know that you are the one who enslaved me.

Yet for now I stand tall and strong, alone,
For I am the angel carved in stone.

Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 28, 2008
Poem Edited: Friday, September 7, 2012

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  • Yash ShindeYash Shinde (10/23/2012 2:25:00 AM)

    loved the metaphors............your emotions flow so smoothly are distictively visible...........loved it dear

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  • Howard The Motivational Poet SimonHoward The Motivational Poet Simon (1/14/2009 6:57:00 PM)

    A Compelling Cry for freedom.Feeling the pain while standing in the rain but I will never give up until I make some gain. Well written.

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  • Vampire Heart (8/28/2008 7:54:00 PM)

    Wonderful poem, well written, love the metaphoric vocabulary, alot of emotions burst out from the poem, lovely

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