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#412776 - 10/11/12 10:00 AM afterwards
JustScott Offline
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Registered: 01/27/08
Posts: 2605
This is not my poem. I did not write it, but it is what I feel nearly every time...

I got it from HERE.


now I知 a tiny bird

cold and quivering in your hands.

now I知 a small boy

lost in a department store that痴 about to close.

seconds ago I was a lion in your bed

a storm blowing out your walls

jupiter crashing into venus

the climax of an opera

now I知 a little lost traveler

hiding in a land of giants

you could kill me with the flick of a finger

or a harsh word.

I need your protection in this moment

when I知 so open

so vulnerable

because this is when the phantoms come

this is when

the black wordless void where I was taken as a child

returns to claim me again

opening its dark mouth under my feet

pulling me down into its throat

sending me back in time to myself

showing me how small and alone I was

when it happened.

please don稚 abandon me now

not now

stay close

be with me

breathe with me

just give me a few minutes

and I値l be the man you know again.

#412847 - 10/11/12 09:20 PM Re: afterwards [Re: JustScott]
traveler Offline

Registered: 02/07/06
Posts: 3952
Loc: settling in the USA again
amazing. can't say i enjoyed it , but can sure appreciate it - and feel it.
"the scariest thing about abuse of any shape or form, is, in my opinion, not the abuse itself, but that if it continues it can begin to feel commonplace and eventually acceptable."
- Alan Cumming, "Not My Father's Son"

#412876 - 10/12/12 04:48 AM Re: afterwards [Re: JustScott]
peroperic2009 Offline


Registered: 10/09/11
Posts: 3772
Loc: South-East Europe
Hey Scott,
we are real man and real man are felt fragile and vulnerable sometimes too, especially during the most intimate moments smile
It is beautiful poem!

My story


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