About the Poem
I wrote this poem after hearing the tragic story of a local man who decided to drive while drinking, only to end up taking the life of his wife in a horrific accident. After hearing this story I couldn't help but wonder how the man felt. What his life must be like, knowing that his ignorance was to blame for a life being cut short. How he must have felt, having to carry such a heavy burden.
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Imprisoned By Guilt
|by Jeffrey Carter
I can't seem to find the words
to say just how I feel
The pain is ever growing
since they put you on that hill
I stop by to say I miss you
almost every day
I pray that God above will soon
take this hurt away
I can still see you lying there
among that crumpled heap
I wish that I could close my eyes
and this memory delete
It haunts me every waking hour
and in every wink of sleep
Ever losing grip on sanity
no longer mine to keep
I would give most anything
if I could rewrite history
Cause in my heart I know that you
should be here instead of me
In my cell, my private Hell
locked inside my head
If I hadn't had too much to drink
then you would not be dead
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