Eight Screams


I screamed his name, not out of anger
Wow, I thought, he’s really gone
I knew if he stayed too long
The ones I loved would be in danger

I screamed his name, not from distress
Never again would be too soon
Get out, I said, go kick the moon
Anything to help me rest

I screamed his name, but not from pleasure
In heaven’s name, give me a break
Time to drive the wooden stake
Or what I call a drastic measure

I screamed his name, not from concern
Destruction made me lose my faith
Retaliation has to wait
I lit the match and watched it burn

I screamed his name, but not with care
No intention from the start
I banish you unfaithful heart
I knew one day you’d not be there

I screamed his name, not from surprise
Deceit speaks loud and often yells
Behind the eyes, it casts a spell
Predictably green, pink elephants fly

I screamed his name to ease my mind
Tried forgiving with all my might
Tension had me wound up tight
Time to cut the tie that binds

I screamed his name, but not to summon
Unaware that I was coming
I screamed his name so that he’d know
Then whispered when I let him go.

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