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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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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