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The Release Of Her Pain

by Colleen Millsteed 2 months ago in sad poetry
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This is part two of the poem titled 'The Release Of His Pain'. I've included the link below.

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She only just heard the news,

The terrible words cut her like a blade,

She knew she was to blame,

Oh, the terrible price he paid.

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She never dreamed that it’d result in his passing,

The sordid price of her darkness,

Her destructiveness,

Her callousness, her cruelty in all it’s starkness.

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She never meant to hurt him,

But she was in a bad place at the time,

Now he’s paid the ultimate price,

Oh, it’s her bloody crime.

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She lifted her glass to her lips,

Endeavouring to stop the constant pain,

The guilt, the horror and her never-ending shame,

A mark on her heart, a rotten stain.

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The whiskey is not doing as she needs,

His memory is imprinted on her agonising mind,

She’ll never find forgiveness,

Nor is she deserving, she wasn’t kind.

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She lays back against her pillow,

Holding his picture in front of her face,

As she raises her other hand to her temple,

Pulling the trigger in disgrace.

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We buried her under the same tree,

So together they Rest In Peace,

We hope she finds her forgiveness,

And her pain is now released.

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Colleen Millsteed

My first love is poetry — it’s like a desperate need to write, to free up space in my mind, to escape the constant noise in my head. Most of the time the poems write themselves — I’m just the conduit holding the metaphorical pen.

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  • Cathy holmes2 months ago

    Tragic tale. Very well written on both.

  • Omggg, certainly did not expect this ending as well. It's so sad! She was in a bad place and hurt him as a result. She then punished herself out of guilt. I hope the both rest in peace 🥺

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