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I tried to run, I tried to hide,

But it was no mystery from the tears I cried,

I tried to forget it, but I didn't know,

All the pain I went through would surely show,

I go to sleep at night, I would dream,

I didn't know how much fear my dreams would bring,

I go to work; he would drive by,

Who would've thought he was that type of guy,

I acted like nothing happened; I acted like nothing was wrong,

That act I played didn't last very long,

I never told anyone, I never said anything,

I didn't know how much terror this nightmare would bring,

He showed me he had no respect for me,

He wouldn't stop when I fought, kicked, or screamed,

He took my joy; he put fear in my heart,

That was the day that everything started falling apart,

He tried to suck all the life out of me,

It's a never-ending nightmare in my life it seems,

I kept to myself; I never did anything to anyone,

This was just his way of having some fun,

I never thought this would happen to me,

I had always seen things like this on TV,

I hate that I have to live with this forever,

I hope the next girl doesn't have to go through this terror.
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Submitted on July 28, 2015

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Scheme A A B B X C D D E E C C F X G G F X H H F F I I
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,081
Words 223
Stanzas 24
Stanza Lengths 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1

Stephanie Mishon Clark

My name is Stephanie and I am 37 yrs. old & I have a loving boyfriend named Brandon. I have been writing ever since my freshman year in high school (1999). Most of these poems on here are ones that I wrote years ago. Writing is my second passion that I do when I need to pour out my feelings about love, heartbreak, family, etc. So I hope you enjoy! Deuces!! more…

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