The walls close in around you. The air has disappeared. And now you finally realize, It's far worse than you feared. You are all alone in silence. No one hears your screams. No one can feel your fright; As your tears roll down in streams. The pain within is stifling; But it cannot be released. You scream to break the silence; But at utterance it has ceased. You breathe in mold and mildew Of the coffin in which you hide. Your feelings eat you away; Too long they've been keep inside. The pain you feel is endless; The knife plunged deep within. If only you'd repented You might have forgotten this sin. But it has been too long. You waited and you stammered. And while you hesitated, Into the coffin, nails were hammered. You shall never be set free, For to it you are bound. Your crime is trapped beside you As they lower you into the ground. On your tombstone shall be written "He lies with all his pain", Because the life you led Has made you go insane. And as they lay the flowers Beside your newly-dug tomb, You understand your actions Have led you to this doom The walls close in around you. The air has disappeared. And now you finally realize, It's far worse than you feared.
Alone in the darkness Head hanging down in pain His mind is full of rage He's bordering on insane It was a crime of passion Her blood splattered on his chest He walked in the door He's forgotten all the rest Her body lays before him Her clothes in tatters and shreds How could she make him feel It was better she was dead His mind is full of fragments As he sits upon her chair The mirage comes back to him Her last gasp for air The ring's still on her finger He thought they'd never part But now the icy wind Echoes in his empty heart How could she try to leave him How could she walk away She was his possession It was a price she had to pay There are welts on the neck Of his bride-to-be Stab wounds in her chest "How could she try to leave me?" His body shakes with rage At the visions in his mind The fear in her eyes Something he never thought he'd find He couldn't live without her He knows, still clutching the knife "She'll be mine forever" He whispers, taking his own life The self-inflicted wound He aimed for his own heart There would be no life It they would be apart Their bodies lay together What a sick an twisted fate And all because of the thin line Between love and hate
By Shelly Claman
She stood atop of a building Cars below Blinded she was scanning, searching, Noting: the quietness She discovered the secret The picture was so abstract It was dark out there The darkness surrounded her She was trapped in a box She could feel the infestation Screamed, "let me out" She stood atop a building Cars below She felt the spirits Drawing her spirit out of her body The lock that caged her soul was broken As her body fell Her spirit remained Life blurred Reality became faint And all that was left to say was.... "Is this a dream?"
A Collaborative work by Shelly and Jen Claman
His hands upon my body; Against my neck a blade. And in one vicious moment My life began to fade. I was at his mercy; At a stranger's will. And all I could wonder Was if he meant to kill. The feel of his lips Made my skin crawl. His tight grasp upon me; Would I make it through this all? No one to hear my screams As he ripped open my blouse. This armed intruder Had come into my house. I had thought that I was safe, But as I lay bound to my bed I began to wonder If it'd be better to be dead. The rope around my arms Chafed against my skin. This was a game to him; The only way to win. I will never know What was behind that daemon's eyes: What made him take my body As his only prize. But as he plunged the knife When his game was done, He didn't know my strength; That I would be who won. And on the witness stand I looked into his eyes. A rapist sat before me, Claiming it was lies. But as the bars closed, As he entered into his cell, He began to realize He'd created his own hell.