Mary loves being able to tell her story through her words, it allows her the freedom to voice her opinions without being silenced.
I wish the memory of your touch would disappear
I can still feel the weight of your body sometimes
I wish my mind could forget my muffled screams
Caused when you slapped your hands over my mouth
I wish my body knew how to erase pain
It feels like you've traced my body with shards of glass
I wish you knew what it felt like for someone to break you down
To make you feel like your helpless
I wish it was you that had to deal with this trauma you caused me
Why did you think it was okay to take my body as if it was yours
I wish my soul had left my body that night
Then maybe I wouldn't be so empty
I wish the thought of you didn't make me hold my breath
It's like a silent pause in hell
I wish I could sleep without seeing your face when my eyes close
All the way down to scar on your left cheek
I wish I could forget your scent
A mix of musk and sweat
I wish I could forget every single nightmare you cursed me with
Every tear filled last one of them
I wish I could look into my mirror without seeing your fingerprints
My body is not even mine anymore
I wish I never would have trusted you
Your smiles, and handsome face masked an underlying evil
I wish you knew what the word "No" meant
Then maybe me screaming it over and over would have been heard
I wish people would stop asking me what I was wearing that night
Evidently what you wear gives someone the right to crush you
I wish I could go back to that night and change things
I never would have went anywhere with you
I wish it was that easy to forget what you done to me
I wish, I wish, I wish....
Tim Truzy from U.S.A. on February 05, 2019:
Intense and revealing work. Let the pain make you strong; a chain that holds can be a chain that binds your captor. Emotions of suffering seeking resolution comes through in this poem.
I was there with the narrator and shared in those emotions.
Well written and expressed.
Oscar Jones from Monroeville, Alabama on February 02, 2019:
you just got to lay it to rest and move on. life cant go on if you got a chain.
Gypsy Rose Lee from Daytona Beach, Florida on January 31, 2019:
Most expressive and heartfelt poetry.