Poetry Is a Mirror

{November 23, 2012}   30 Poems in November:Poem #23

Escaping from the Black

Black is the emptiness I have inside.

Black is the pain I have in my broken heart.

Black is the loneliness of my life.

Black is the tears that go down my cheeks.

Black is the confusion that I have with my life.

Black is the room I sleep in at night where I let everything out.

Black is the blindfold that I have on my eyes,

That doesn’t let me escape from my suffering.

Black is what I see when I forgive over and over again

And no change.

Jailenne Perez

Care Center Student

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