Hope? | Teen Ink


October 24, 2018
By cat_the_creative GOLD, Austin, Texas
cat_the_creative GOLD, Austin, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
All endings are beginnings

her mouth is sealed shut 

Her eyes glued together 

She can’t speak a word 

Not one that it mattered

She feels so submissive to their treatment 

She’s left alone 

This place is not her home 

Except the occasional knock on the door she cannot answer

The drip 

The beeps 

The coughs 

The sounds

That fill the disturbed silences around her  

The nightly checks  

She’s stuck their in that place 

Not one familiar face 

She’s lonely and on her own 

She misses you darling 

But she understands 

Given the circumstances 

And the missed chances 

That you cannot make it there to see her all the time 

She’s gonna learn to walk again and she’s gonna get better

With time 

You need too promise me you’ll be okay 

While she is there 

While she’s away

Cold sterile needles 

Beeping machines 

Suggest she’s failing at her life long dreams

To become the mother you wanted her to be 

She’s alone there

She’s without you

You’re without her

Cold floors 

Elevator doors 

Eyes sealed shut 

She’s in this place where she cannot seem to put a smile on her frail pale face

I know you miss her with all your heart 

What if you never hear that voice again 

The one you woke to as a child 

The one that repeats common phrases in your mind when life challenges hit you hard

The one that told you it’d be alright 

And held you in her arms 

When you came to her room 

in the middle of the night 

She kept you alive 

But you cannot do the same 

Without the pain 

How do you live with out the gain 

The sound of her breath has settled in your ears 

You close you eyes 

But it never disappears 

You find yourself painted with crimson and blue hues 

You find your eyes watering the plants on her bed side table 

you know she’s gonna get better


I know it hard to hold onto that idea

The idea she will soon be better again 

Life has been divided into two separate parts 

The one before and after the broken heart 

She tore apart unwillingly 

Unable to put whats been lost back together 

The memories made stay forever 

How she missed you little brothers 13th birthday 

Or you first chance at love 

She’s gonna be okay 

Its gonna be alright 

Will you truly be okay tonight?

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on Oct. 31 2018 at 11:31 am
PoetPanda PLATINUM, Hanahan, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Either I will find a way or I will make a way."

This is lovely and deeply moving. Your word choice is spectacular and captivating.