C.Ann Penning

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The Tortured Soul - Poem by C.Ann Penning

From the depths of the souls did pour
pain and anguish long endured

Loss of loved ones they held so dear
desperately yearning to have them near

Hidden secrets tortured their souls
frail addled prisoners of their own sheol

Abuse and neglect silently rots their flesh
suffering an agonizing mindset death

Mourning the life that was wasted
aimless, drowning in deception

Clinging to drugs and alcohol
escaping the pain, their mission

Day in, Day out, left to mewl
exposed to public ridicule

Lost and alone in suicidal thoughts
desiring a world where torture is not

Out from the darkness a glimmer of light
afraid to reach out, they tried to hide

The light pursued them into their hole
penetrating every ounce of their soul

Nourishing, cleansing deep within
restoring the life that once began

A glimpse of the better things that lay ahead
gave them the confidence to once more stand

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Poem Submitted: Monday, June 17, 2013

Poem Edited: Monday, July 29, 2013

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