In the Past

by Lakesha Jenkins

I've got to get you out of my head
Your memories belong in the past
Stop pestering me
Festering in me
Creating emptiness
Uninspired actions accompanied by violent
Dreams & crying episodes
12 years old
Innocence stole
No doesn't mean no
Dank, dark, musty basement floor
No one to tell
Depths of hell
How can I be well?
I cannot sleep....evil lurks
My heart can't's much too hurt
I have a man
He is my friend
But in my mind...all men are fiends
No, its not fair!
He wasn't there!
He truly cares!
Please tell my heart....break through its shell
I keep him around but I watch & wait
In case the Boogie Man 
Somehow escapes out of my past
Into today
Pray God keep him far away
My soul can't take
Another trip down memory lane
There's too much hurt
There's so much pain
Forgetting about it a struggle still
Each day a reprieve
As I move farther away from what belongs in the past 

In the Past by Lakesha Jenkins

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