Bright/Dark: April PAD – Day 2

A LESSON ON DIGNITY
She was a stranger who pretended 
to be a friend for the weekend,
but she knew I was weak.
She knew my bright smile
hid my dark eyes,
and she knew I was weak.
She knew that my promises 
were shallow, my deficits deep,
and she knew I was weak.
She knew that my sorrow was limitless,
so I threw my limits away.
She knew I was weak.
She caught me falling from grace,
she helped me back to my place,
she knew I was weak,
but still she slapped my face
and told me to never–ever
scream a man’s name
down an empty hallway.
She knew I was weak
and there was more strength in silence.
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Second day of National Poetry Writing Month. No one has been hurt in the production of these works (yet) and so, tomorrow is another day. I used both prompts today (Write a “bright” poem/Write a “dark” poem) and rolled them in together, but they have little to do with the story. 
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Leave a comment linking to your poem for Day 2! I’d love to read them 🙂
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