Day 3 – The Child Within
April 3, 2014 § Leave a comment
The child within you is a cry of help.
Your eyes illuminate red,
danger spelled within your pursed lips.
Fragile, fractured limbs
calling out for help –
and within you are the cracks
that have seeped into these bones
over years of ache.
You spiral downward – rock bottom is a vision
of grandeur, to you.
You whisper evil to yourself
in the night – and the words
you inscribe onto your skin,
feel them with every touch.
The child within you is a cry of help,
pry him out with aching fingers,
rip away the man you have become.
There’s still a couple of minutes to midnight here so I’m technically on track for NaPoWriMo from here onwards… presuming I’m able to keep writing one a day as the month proceeds.
P.S. Thank you for reading and if any of you are participating in NaPoWriMo, let me know so I can have a gander at your poetry also!