Set Free


I was walking down the hall.
Then I saw a great fall.
Mom was on the floor.
She looked like a whale on the shore.

I was so frightened.
My senses had been heightened.
I let out a tiny yelp.
I then called for help.

I saw my mom in the hospital bed.
It was overdose the doctor said.
Rehab was the next stop.
My hopes started to drop.

My dad wasn't a stand up guy.
He even left my brother and I.
With mom in rehab and dad away,
With our aunt we had to stay.

Her huge house felt empty to me.
To my brother I let out a plea.
He was too caught up in life to care.
Without my family I felt bare.

After driving for miles,
We visited our mom with fake smiles.
She seemed better already.
She was happy and full of glee.

I was too young for that.
A therapist and I had a chat.
That was the beginning of many issues.
And even more tears and tissues.

To this day, I still haven't moved on.
But down my mom’s path I'm not drawn.
Drugs aren't happiness for me.
Hopefully someday I'll be set free.

  • Author: ruby.e (Offline Offline)
  • Published: September 18th, 2017 19:27
  • Comment from author about the poem: I've been working on this poem for about a week. It really means a lot to me considering it basically sums up the hardest part of my life.
  • Category: Sad
  • Views: 59


  • myself and me

    Feel that hollowness inside you and the desire for parents' love. You are so brave and gone so far. One day, you will find your peace and be free.
    Wonderful writing.

    • ruby.e

      Thank you so much.

    • FredPeyer

      Ruby, this poem is so tender, written from the heart, full of love, regret, and hope. Wonderful writing. I do hope that writing this will help you overcome this really hard time in your life.

      • ruby.e

        Thank you

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