by Heather Sargent
8/10/2008 / Poetry
I lie awake in the quietness
of the night, watching
him resentfully in
his alcohol induced sleep
Again he comes home with
smoky liquor on his breath
eyes vacant of expression with
broken spirit tucked behind some wall
Years of bad decisions line his face, look in his
darkened eyes and you see a
wounded little boy hiding
inside a grown man's soul
My husband, the father
of my children is this
next to me
Years of bad choices haunt
my dreams and yet
here I lie watching
Heather Sargent - 2008
A down-to-earth wife and mother of four, Heather Sargent has more than enough to write about. From the insanity of daily life to the quiet, magical moments which include sleeping children, she finds humor and joy in her chaotic life.
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