Act

by Scrappy


At night I was always scared

Tense but I was never prepared

Heightened awareness flared

Heavy breathing

Iíd close my eyes tight 

and pretend no one was there.

Couldnít yell out

No one would care

And if I spoke out

NEVER MIND I DIDNíT

I ACTED OUT

Extension cords felt like a whip 

cause I was made to strip down

Trying to hide cause my body was bare

Mentally I was no longer there

Pissed the bed cause my nerves were on edge

Wet sheets crumpled up underneath my bed.

My stories were always turned against me

No matter what I said

Thinking crawl down the side of the house

I can make it from the second story ledge

Always misread

I stand silent storms in my head

Out of control

Violent indecisive poisoned from rays

Ultra violet lost and couldnít find it

Always more comfortable 

with the shadows I walk beside with

 

Awakened by lightning

Sweating out of breath

Cause my dreams all night Iíd been fighting

Images of a little boy hiding

Iím writing pieces connect

But the storm brought on 

more turbulence that perciden

A flash of lightning

Flashing search lights,

BUT IíM NOT GOING BACK

Troubled Times

IíM STILL WRITING

Threat of capsizing

Hold my breath

Going under

STILL RHYMING


Act by Scrappy

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