Running away from fear.

poem by: Christopher Russon
Written on Nov 01, 2016

made it across the borderline
The enemy now in retreat
Made it to the safe house
They stand there in defeat.

Safe at last within
This boundary
A land of peace
And neutrality.

At last at last
No fear of that knock
On the door
Just a bed to rest my head
I need not fear any more.

No more adrenalin in this race
No heart pounding when I run
No more agony on my face
No more a target from a gun.

I made it to this safe house
Now I can rest my head
The nightmare at last is over
I sleep soundly in my bed.


Tags: happy, encouraging, hope, wishful, happy, faith, hope, wishful,

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Cecilia Crasto commented:
We are all running from something, but, if we face our demons the battle is won to some degree and we can move on...well written, love the last verse.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment. Based on a film I once saw many years ago.
Frank byrne commented:
Powerful poem Chris......I worked in a "safe house,"....a retreat for physical, and mentally abused women hiding from their controlling partners.....many had young children....they were terrified of sad.......
Christopher Russon commented on Sep 25, 2017 at 8:25am
Thank you Frank.based on a movie I once saw.
Robert Kohlhammer commented on Oct 01, 2017 at 9:02am
Can feel the pace and the urgency to get there safely as I read through the poem.


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