Sign Up Now!

Poem of The Day
Subscribe to Poem Of The Day

View Sample Email

Poem of the Day is the highest rated poem that has not already been awarded poem of the day. No Poem can be selected twice. Poem of the day is selected using ratings from our visitors. That is you! Please rate each poem you read, even the ones you do not like. Your ratings are how we know which poems are popular and which are not. The ones you like we highlight, the ones you don't may be removed from our website.

Poem of the Day For : 02/26/2015



Category: Teen Poems
Subcategory: Fear Poems by Teens

Votes: 132
Rating: 4.61

The only escape may be deadly.

Escape

©Jacquelyn Upton

Escape,

Trees, trees, trees
Branches, sticks, leaves
Whipping, gashing, slashing at my arms
I can't get away no matter how fast I run

Tripping, falling, crawling on the floor
Ragged cuts, tattered clothes, jagged breathing as I start to slow
My eyes are heavy, my vision blurred
Distant images start to stir

He's right behind me, he's catching up
I have to keep moving, but my legs have had enough
Getting dizzy, about to pass out, a distant figure starts to stand out
A distant scream, a whispered plea, I can't believe it came from me

Pulse is racing, a feeling of hands, a gentle hush as I'm helped to stand
It's him, he's caught me, please strength don't leave me yet
Let me be anything but his sullied pet
I have to leave, I have to get away, I fall to my knees and let my head sway

Stopping, he stares at me and gives a mirrored laugh
Then he reaches for me as I start to move back
I'm to slow, he's to fast, I can't get away, he's taking me back
I can't let this happen, I must react

Head's too fuzzy, I'm getting too weak
I'm stumbling over my own feet
One chance, a pull, a twist, a pop and a moan
I'm not the one with a broken bone

I'm still running, he's still coming
My strength's about to give out
Dead end, cliffs end, water and rocks below
Tell me, if you had a choice which way would you go?

Has this poem touched you?

Share your story

Advertisement

Advertisement

previous poems of the day

Page 1 of 70

Advertisement

Advertisement

Back to Top