Thursday, July 17, 2008

Terrified


a narrow dark hallway,
dim lights lead the way-
she moves with trepidation,
her heart longs salvation-
weary eyes dart side to side:
searching for the lone room,
to quiver and unload in gloom
she finds twenty-seven,
her temporary haven:
fits the key to the door,
escape from the corridor-
to rush in, and lock behind
breathin’, trying to unwind
exhausted and spent-
she collapses on the bed:
only to sit upright
to wait out the night
who would have thought?
terror lurked in her heart-
penniless, her story
fearless, her history!
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In response to the 3WW prompt.
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13 comments:

TC said...

It's great to see you around! :)

I liked this. Writing your own history is hard sometimes, isn't it?

Noah the Great said...

Really really good!

anthonynorth said...

Hi, UL, long time no see.
A lot of suspense in the beginning of that. It made me want to read on.

Just Jen said...

terrified is right! I could never write this good...nice to 'see' you again!
is there a part 2?

lissa said...

like a writer who fears finishing a poem or a novel but found fear inside, I have no idea why I think of this, then again, it sounds like she was just too tired to cope with life

Tammy said...

It's good to see you UL. :) An emotional piece that shows hope in strength at the end. I love a strong character.

mitr_bayarea said...

Ul-

the poem carried the suspense till the end, great to see you back with your next ceration, keep writing more often.

Marja said...

Great to see you back dear Ul. What a great wordsmith you are. I can see her running in terror and hiding for her past that follows her into the room.

one more believer said...

ummm.. it's all abt the story... writing a story... it is nice to see you back writing again... blessings to you... courage, yeah, thaz what it is, courage, as the lion in oz sang...

Whitesnake said...

The question you asked can be found in the vipers pit!

Oh an this was brilliant as always....

Just someone said...

yay! you are back! you were missed!
and as always, it was great! wow... nice one, it kept up the interest till the end and was a wonderful read throughout!

Mampi said...

"her story Fearless, her history"
Thats more like it.
Good one.

Bone said...

Welcome back. I've missed your words.