To Shelter

To begin where I left off,

So much to say,

The voices of past and pain

Waiting to be heard.


I shut off the tap,


A year ago,

And went back inside, to shelter.


As always, I fear for what

Remains to be spoken,

For I know not how

I will be judged.


This is why I hide away

For years on end

And speak in softened tones

To a friend,



But not to you.


About ~Drew

I am a survivor of childhood torture. Each day, I put one foot in front of the other, moving forward. To do any less would spell my own destruction. My music/poetry/prose deal with the devastating effect of this kind of abuse on a human being: me. My experiences/thoughts/ideas/misconceptions are exposed here for all to see. Here. I am lain bare, naked, hidden only be the cloak of anonymity.
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14 Responses to To Shelter

  1. Great post today thanks. I enjoyed reading it very much.

    Feel Free to Share this wonderful poem with everyone:

    – A River of Time –

  2. Very nice write. Comes across like a whisper in confidence. Well done!

  3. This speaks to me, very thought provoking one,


  4. Mohana says:

    The last line…too good!

  5. wordcoaster says:

    Hmm, angry and sad at the same time. Poignant thoughts 🙂

  6. terri0729 says:

    Wow, too cool!! I really enjoy your poem a lot. Peace and blessings, Terri

  7. Very good writing, I love you poetry 🙂

  8. way too cool.

    love the ending line.
    Happy Rally.

  9. Cool. I shut of the tap willfully – great image!

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  11. shail says:

    Touched a chord. Love the way you have expressed.

  12. Poignant. I love the last line. Well written 🙂

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