Tuesday, April 8, 2008

A Kind Stranger


You come to me shrouded in darkness and pain

The mystery of you fills my head

You shed a magical light that that clearly shows

An innocent and beautiful soul,

But it's a light that a privileged few can see.

That light feels like it's blinding, to me

You don't even know it's there

You sit in the darkness not realizing,

That through miles and miles of cyberspace

I can, and do, touch your sweet face

I taste your tears, I feel your fears,

I reach for you with all my heart

You, still huddled in the dark

I can't make it go away, your pain, my need

They are content to stay

You cannot feel me, but you know I'm there

Such little comfort, wondering why I care

You have your life, and I have mine

And though our paths may never cross

I see your light, and know the truth

Of how the woman you'd become

Was slowly strangled

In her youth.

13 comments:

RED MOJO said...

What? No comments? Cowards!!!
If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all, is that it?
That's okay, I am no poet, I know this. Far from it, this just pushed it's way out of me, rather unexpectedly.

Baino said...

Okay I'll be brave. The subject matter is kind of close to my heart. I get too attached to some of my cyber pals so I understand where it's coming from. And you're not THAT bad!

tsduff said...

That was incredibly beautiful!

RED MOJO said...

Thank you tsduff! You are officially my favorite commenter ever!

Slip said...

Brought a tear to my eye for sure, or was it the onion on my liverwurst sandwich? My parents sometimes wondered if I should have been slowly strangled as a youth.

RED MOJO said...

slip, I'm starting to wonder too! ;)

RED MOJO said...

"m" I'm sorry I had to delete your comment. You are very observant, however, use little descretion please!

Jonah K. Haslap said...

Wow, first Heart in San Francisco, now you -- what is up with the serious posts lately? Is there a Prozac shortage I'm not aware of? :)

It was a lovely poem. You should poeticize more often.

RED MOJO said...

Jonah, I know. I haven't felt big funny lately, but your post inspired me to try to write something wonderful. I promise you won't be disappointed next time!

Ces said...

Holy smokes! I take a sabbatical and I come back to this! Have I been that open about my feelings? :-) Okay okay, I am being a smartass (not smartassbian). I can't handle sad poetry.

RED MOJO said...

Ces, You are a gift!

Claudia said...

Mmmmmm. I knew someone like this once. Unfortunately things got too intimate, too painful, too fucking dangerous before I could break through the final layer of mortar she'd erected around her heart.

RED MOJO said...

Claudia, Interesting comment, different person though...