World of Despair

Her eyes sparkle in the sun.
Like the warmth of gold honey.
Her cheeks are rose-red.
Blissful and kind.
Gleaming a radiant smile.

In a world of lies.
Hidden away.
A world of despair.
She doesn’t say.

Day by day, she conquers away.
Nourishing herself of lies,
Just to pull through the day.

Living with regrets,
She reprehends herself
With the life of misuse,
Rebuked and mismanaged.

Drawing back in fear,
With the verge of a hand.
Condemned with lacerating words.

Shielding everyone out.
Knowing consequences she’ll entail,
If she retreats.

She yearns for herself.
Delicately fragile.
Pursuing herself.
Mending patches of life.
Drowning in oppression,
but swimming in quicksand
to get out.
Imperceptibly she heals.

About this poem

This is one of my many poems I have written. This poem is about an abusive relationship. She survives through the hard times and over some time she heals herself after leaving.

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Written on December 01, 2020

Submitted by cfautherree on July 22, 2021

Modified by davidb on September 02, 2021

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Quick analysis:

Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 699
Words 117
Stanzas 7
Stanza Lengths 5, 5, 3, 4, 3, 3, 8

Christina Rozeline

Christina Rozeline has been a poet since the age of eleven. She is currently working on her first novel about domestic abuse. Christina passes her time by writing with her friends at her local coffee shop. Follow her on her Facebook Author page for more updates on her soon to be released book and meet her characters! more…

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  • Moomin
    Very moving. You paint a vivd picture of such sad existence. I am sure many can relate to your words. I sincerely hope that they are not born from personal experience.

    I found it particularly sad because my daughter was a prisoner of an abuser. Although she is free of him today, his legacy still tortures her mind.

    Well written.

    LikeReply 11 year ago
    • cfautherree
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read my poem. I’m so glad your daughter was able to get away. Free can sometimes be a hard word to use, because although she is free of him, she will always have them post moments. Tell her to keep her chin up and one day she will completely heal.
      I’m currently writing a Novel about domestic abuse. It’s going to be called “Battered Roses”. I think your daughter would fully relate and would love the story when it is published. Hopefully by December!
      Here is my Author page link:
      LikeReply1 year ago
  • sherriebenedict1982
    "I was able to fully understand your message in this poem! I struggle with mental illness daily that makes me shut the world out. Sometimes our mind feels safest that way!" Keep writing please. I really enjoyed reading this. You're an amazing person 
    LikeReply 12 years ago


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