Destiny Best

Sunrise - Poem by Destiny Best

I heard my mother crying
It was a sad and frightening thing to hear
I couldn't go to her, to comfort her
for I was the reason she was crying
She had seen my packed up room
For I had gone through everything the day before
It only took moments
I just stuffed everything in a box
And said 'Take what you want, give away the rest'.

I lay in bed, too tired to move
Listening as my mother called my teachers at school
To say I wasn't coming in today
As they demanded an explanation
They heard the catch in my mother's voice
And asked no further

It was the first time I felt anything
I withdrew so as to not cause anymore pain
I secluded myself, so I only
Would have to deal with the ache, the pain
It was my way of protecting the others from my dying emotions

So as I heard my mother sobbing on the bed in the spare room
I realized that my plan had failed, people were hurting because of me
I was hurting, they were hurting
Wouldn't it be better if I wasn't around? If I ceased to exist?
Except, no matter how much you want to
You can't just stop existing
If you existed once, you'll exist as long as something remembers you

That is what pulled me form the edge
In death now, I'd cause even more pain
In the present, than in the past
My mom was sobbing her eyes out
Because she thought I was going to commit suicide

Comments about Sunrise by Destiny Best

  • (12/6/2011 3:05:00 AM)

    A very beautiful and emotion packed poem.
    A great write.
    May i invite you to read my new poem called,
    Return Of The Crow.
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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