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Faded Green Walls
Donna M Young 1954 (Santa Monica, CA)
Sunlight creeps in through open shades,
Reflecting on faded green walls.
Tears fill my eyes as darkness fades,
Another day roaming these halls.
Why am I trapped in these shadows?
What sentenced me to this cold place?
Heartache has made me grow hollow,
My lost soul is just empty space.
Foggy memories shift and release,
Faces haunt the void of my mind.
Did my life ever include you?
Does confusion ever unwind?
Things done that had seemed so harmless,
It was just a party with friends.
How could we be so damned careless?
Broken lives won't easily mend.
What pleasure is worth all this pain?
When "fun" comes at such a great cost.
I promise, please, never again,
Too late, for our futures are lost.
This town, its people despise me.
My demons have caused so much doom.
I don't deserve your forgiveness,
Their children lie buried in tombs.
These families think me so lucky,
For with their beloved I did not fall.
But now death sounds peacefully happy,
Compared to these faded green walls.
About this poem
This poem is about a friend's mistake. One, from her youth, that she regrets every day. Hopefully she will be able to forgive herself someday.
Written on March 04, 2023
Submitted by donnam.76665 on March 04, 2023
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|Scheme||ABAB XCXC XDXD EXEX XXXX FXEX FXFB|
|Closest metre||Iambic tetrameter|
|Stanza Lengths||4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4|
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