Hearing the whispers in the air.
They sound like they surround me
as I step forward in the murky darkness.
Thick waters impede my steps
and the darkness has me confused.
My mind is playing night time tricks.
There are little lights floating all around
however I do not know where they lead.
Hearing little, ruffled whispers.
Seeing imaginary peering eyes.
The mud under my feet could take me in.
Each step deeper than before,
made slippery by a cold, heavy rain.
Fear trickles through my body.
Every step forward is heavier that the one before.
The weight may cause misdirection.
Trying to be cautious in this land’s swamp.
The whispers and faint lights are distracting
but the dark and its path
do not worry this body or mind
as much as the lore
of the whispers of a Will – O – Wisp.
March 28, 2017
© Andrew Scott – Just A Maritime Boy 2017
My name is Angelic and I was five years old
when I left this earth and became an angel.
You see I was taken away from my family
by government caretakers
because my real family could not
take care of themselves, let alone me.
So the powers that be placed me
with a family that was considered
a loving couple who could not have children,
like me, of their own.
What no one knew was that
they did not want little children in their lives,
only the amount on a printed, government cheque
and to receive the admiration
of the people in the outside world.
My new family did not drink
or use any substance really.
They were addicted to everything
being in a certain, quiet order.
My young tears would make them angry.
Now my name is a piece of paper on a pile
as my death was swift and to them, an accident.
There was a slight push down a flight of wooden stairs
that was rapidly explained away to the investigators
that the government sent to prove the accident.
There are so many names
in this pile of hidden papers.
Out of sight, out of mind.
That is how this dark room is lit.
Name of lost children that were saved
by being placed in foster care.
Moved into homes picked by the same
officials that verified our accidental deaths
That would be never fully explained.
Piles of names that our protectors
do not care about in this world
or just your lost children.
March 19, 2017
Andrew Scott – Just A Maritime Boy 2017