Belt marks

My quivering
lower
lip…
is restrained by teeth
until painted red.
Please;
will you be my friend?
I am in need of something
to hold on to.
Bruises on my back
and face
sting my eyes when I wake up
in the dark remembering,
with no one.
I am tired of thinking,
and staring at nothing,
still conflicted.

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Comments

  • Misunderstood24
    Misunderstood24over 3 years ago

    Nathan.
    Oh my god.
    That.
    I can’t breathe.
    You have taken my breathe away.
    love and hugs

  • thank you so much for this my friend :) all smiles reading that

    – Nathan Emery

  • -emilychristine
    -emilychristineover 3 years ago

    i can’t find the words to tell you how much i loved this,
    this is so powerful,
    great work

  • wow…thank you so much for this

    – Nathan Emery

  • S .
    S .over 3 years ago

    awesome work

  • thank you very much

    – Nathan Emery

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago

    :
    congratulations :)

  • thank you so much! :)

    – Nathan Emery

  • Dawn M. Becker
    Dawn M. Beckerover 3 years ago

    Excellent writing and congrats on the feature!!! :o)

  • thank you!!!

    – Nathan Emery

  • greeneyedlady
    greeneyedladyover 3 years ago

    this is powerful stuff, whether you suffered the occasional whack for spilling ink on the floor or were grievously abused…..i think everyone can relate to this poem and that’s what makes it so heartbreaking…..congratulations on your feature….

  • thank you so much for this. it means a great deal

    – Nathan Emery

  • Jak Savage (aka Unbeknown)
    Jak Savage (ak...over 3 years ago

    Another brilliant deep and emotive write from you Nathan, BRAVO :)

  • thank you so much for reading

    – Nathan Emery

  • George Coombs
    George Coombsover 3 years ago

    Great deep thinking and felt writing Nathan, excellent work

  • thank you so much George

    – Nathan Emery

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 3 years ago

    The depth of emotion you have captured with such simple lines is absolute credit to your creative talent.
    If this is an open door to your own room I am hoping the nightmare has faded and there is more light now .xx

  • thank you so much for this. i love reading this kind of feedback, and getting support is a tremendous boost :)

    – Nathan Emery

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 3 years ago

    great write…

  • thank you for stopping by

    – Nathan Emery

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