Banned

By mazza

Original link: https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/poetry/banned.aspx

Tags: love, heartbreak, loss, freedom, distance

Added: 20 Apr 2012 Views: 1405 Avg Score: 4.77

Good things can turn bad...

There was something amiss!

Her left hand was tingling!

Oh no! She began to panic.

Her mind was racing.

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Her heart!

It must be her heart.

Damn, but it had been under a lot of stress lately.

She had taken on a lot.

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She had opened it up.

She had allowed herself to be vulnerable.

To love, unconditionally.

The good and bad.

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As it turned out, it became bad.

There was a distance that could not be breached.

A chasm that she could not cross.

Was not allowed to cross.

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She looked down at her hand,

Noticed that it had turned blue.

This was worrying.

She rubbed the cold skin.

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It was then that she saw it.

There was a band around her wrist.

Tight, constricting.

She'd forgotten she'd put it on.

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It had made her so happy at first.

It meant that she belonged to him.

She was proud, happy to wear it.

But now...

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Now it cut off the circulation.

It stymied her.

Constricted her.

It broke her spirit

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With a concerted effort,

She dug her nails under and

Pulled the damned thing from her wrist.

It snapped, with a loud CRACK!

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There was a deep mark,

From the band,

But, as she rubbed

She knew that she would heal.

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As she stroked her wrist,

She was amazed to see

The colour changing,

The tingle diminishing.

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It was a shame. She'd once thought

That the tingles were the best part.

Now, suddenly, she felt happy.

For she was free.

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