You Never Went Away

You never went away -
       Haunting my dreams
       Starring in my nightmares
       Filling my heart with dread
       Weighing my wings with lead
       Darkening me with your shadow
Every step of the way.

You never went away -
       Coating me with your pain
       Painting me with your colours
       Seeping into my thoughts
       Spreading through my veins
       Clinging to me like a ball and chain
Every step of the way.

You never went away -
       I cast you out
       I cut you off
       I erase you
       I shut you out
       I kill you dead
Every single day.

You never went away -
       no more
       not today
       not ever
       never again
       never ever
Every single day.

You never went away -
       see if I care
       I’ll just live my life
       every single day
       I’ll fight you
       every step of the way
       removing every tendril
Until the last traces of you are gone.


© Sybille Sterk
Do not copy or publish this poem in any way shape or form without my written permission.

You Never Went Away

Sybille Sterk

Joined July 2009

Artist's Description

Poem dedicated to all the people (from parents to so-called friends to lovers) in our lives who try to make us believe white is black, who hold us back and weigh us down with the things they did/do. This is a battle cry.


MCN: CW34B-46CJE-SVV52

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