The Short Stories of the Marred (Poem)

The Short Stories of the Marred (Poem)

 

For the longest time,

It seems,

 

The broken

The bastards

And forgotten

Of the world

 

Have come to me

Unasked

(and I still don’t know why)

To tell me

Of their deepest hardships

And the most

Private aspects

Of their lives

 

I have heard

In great details

Through conversations

Only a minute long

(With absolute strangers)

 

Of crack babies

And their times

As a whore

 

Of past relationships

That left scars

Too deep to heal

 

I have heard

Of

Their time in prison

(and prison tattoos)

Juvy halls

Foster homes

And alcohol abuse

 

They simply come up to me

As I walk on the street

Or on my break by the corner

Simple as that

(It’s true)

 

Perhaps

They have heard

Through some cosmic energy

And the power of the universe

 

That I am merely a witness

To the world

And have

Neither judgement

Nor answer

To give them

 

Perhaps

(and probably)

This the reason why

Isn’t it ?

 

It would make sense

In a way.

 

Maybe They Just

Wanted

Their Stories

Heard

 

So here,

Consider

Your stories

Told.

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3 Comments

    • I have to say it wasn’t the original plan to writr these kinds of stories over and over again but the universe keeps sending me these linds characters and I don’t have it in me to just look away. Take care. Ian

      • Some are entrusted to tell them, lucky for you that you’ve been called to do so. When writing ends up a great distance from where we set out makes for the best, I think. Cheers!

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