through a mother's eyes...




The Kiss of Torment

Broken shards of  a life

sharp, stark, and scorned

pierce the veins of desperation,

injecting a suicidal form.

 

Cold winds blow the future

a whispered voice of pain.

Heads nodding in supplication 

and the body floats away again.

 

The streets like a river

flow with the blood of death.

Sellers and buyers of poison

liars and tryers in one breath.

 

Back home awaits your family

with hearts drained to stone.

Tears and fears are depleted

but our love is never gone.

 

Compassion is the motive

but that hunger, it is the greed.

And the user takes the giver

for every ounce to fix the need.

 

A drowning, spiraling eddy

into the depths of the abyss

can pull both child and mother

with heroin's evil kiss. 

 

 





Poetry by Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2017-12-28 at 01:03

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Jamsbo Rockda The PoetBay support member heart!
This is heart wrenching and honest. You should post it in support groups. As a parent I can understand even if I don't don't directly feel the pain. What is to be done but to try and fill your heart with hope and speak out just as this does so well.
2018-01-17


Phyllis J. Rhodes
This makes me want to crawl into a dark place and cry and plead to God to make the nightmare end. As your sister, I feel the pain of helplessness. I can't make it better. But I pray that God will bring you out of this roiling, boiling cauldron Satan has concocted to destroy you as you pray that your loved one will not be destroyed by the Evil One's recipe for destruction.
2018-01-14


Phyllis J. Rhodes
This makes me want to crawl into a dark place and cry and plead to God to make the nightmare end. As your sister, I feel the pain of helplessness. I can't make it better. But I pray that God will bring you out of this roiling, boiling cauldron Satan has concocted to destroy you as you pray that your loved one will not be destroyed by the Evil One's recipe for destruction.
2018-01-14


Thomas DeFreitas The PoetBay support member heart!
A harrowing theme, exposited with skill, accuracy, and supreme accomplishment. I hope that your writing and sharing of this poem acts as a kind of remedial energy, as a prayer (if you will) bringing about what it so desperately hopes for.
2017-12-30


Ashe The PoetBay support member heart!
This poem has your heart and soul poured into it. Such sadness and such tragedy. My heart goes out to you. And, the poem is so beautifully written.
Ashe
2017-12-29


Rob Graber
A sad but timely warning!
2017-12-28


ken d williams The PoetBay support member heart!
Bravo! A work of poetry - that says of what it is - as it is!
Ken
2017-12-28


one trick pony The PoetBay support member heart!
A beautifully written poem about the saddest, most horrific, subject I can imagine.
2017-12-28