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Awoken abruptly.

Pain shooting from his brain straight down to his stomach

as he catches a glimpse of a leg running out the door,

a trail of blood left on the floor.

Shaking under the blankets,

he tells his right hand to pull the covers down,

unwilling to rouse, this stubborn hand stays put.

The man becomes angry, reaching over to shake the hand,

to wake it up from its slumber.

Pushing down with his left, he searches desperately for his right hand,

his right arm, his right leg,

Nothing but the sheets beneath him, the padding of the mattress.

his left arm reaches to his chest, feels his heart beating,

drumming in his chest, his fingers crawl toward his right,

but the search ends prematurely with a hand covered in blood,

thick red blood oozing along the jagged edges of his middle,

torn skin and lacerated veins.

Eyes wide, he chokes, spits out blood

and falls back down on the mattress.

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58 hits already and no comment, are you kidding me. This poem is written with extreme precision. It delves into a unique subject matter then (Forgive the pun) slices right into the readers heart. What a great talent for placing the only word...

58 hits already and no comment, are you kidding me. This poem is written with extreme precision. It delves into a unique subject matter then (Forgive the pun) slices right into the readers heart. What a great talent for placing the only word in a place that will do it complete justice. I Love...Love... Love this poem. So much intensity in such a short space. Please if you have more please submit so others will reap the benefits of your words. Vangoman.

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Wow. Thank you for your very kind words! I am working on a bunch of poems and will have them up as soon as they are finished!

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I second that! Sorry for my belated comment, but I love, love, love, you! Your mind brings us terrifyingly beautiful poetry and I'm with Vangoman... more please? Glad to see you back here on Hennens

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Thank you very much! I'm glad you enjoy my poetry. You will see more soon!

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