Poetry: "i'll be there" by Linda M. Crate

i'll be there
by Linda M. Crate

perhaps there were pyramids in my eyes
and sand in my ears
when you blew across the waves
of my river,
but before everything shattered into a thousand pieces
of stained glass blood stained horror film orgasmic
destruction;
i fell in love—

guess i should be glad that you
shall never be mine
for i could never be yours
that bird cage you placed around my neck
and pedestal you gave me to sit on
weren't all to satisfying,
and i hope never to suffer them again;
because the wounds you gave me
don't belong on anyone's heart or soul—

tried to tame me and clip my wings
so i could no longer dance
in the wild,
but i am a dancer of dreams weaving the fabric
of their heart into being
i shall find a way to shatter all the nightmares
you've ever given—

one day all my light will burn
away until your darkness
is a myth tucked away in the fortress of some
ancient history book that no one can
recall well enough to remember,
and i won't remind them
lest you come back like a plague of locusts
only to haunt;
i will be the hero and seal away the pain
until nothing remains of you.
- linda m. crate 


Linda M. Crate is a writer from Pennsylvania, USA. 

"I am Linda M. Crate, a Pennsylvanian based writer. I write poetry, short stories, and novels. I am a writer and artist simply because I was called to be. I didn't choose writing, it chose me. It's made me stronger as a person as I've always been an outsider, and it's helped me cope with things I could not otherwise deal with. I am a writer because I want to change the world and I want to help heal the wounds of others and teach and instruct them if I can."

On Her Work:

"Each piece is different. Some are inspired by just figments of imagination, music, the weather outside, etc. These pieces were inspired by a rainy Saturday, surprisingly. A few words and phrases came to me and I shaped them into something more."

On Female Creators: 

"I think it's important for women everywhere who are writers to share their voices. Too long (in poetry especially) it's been a male dominated career, but I feel the female perspective is important, too, and deserves to be shared. Especially by people who have actually experienced it, and aren't just speculating as to how a woman "would" or "could" feel."

Connect With Linda:

Facebook: Linda M. Crate
Instagram: @authorlindamcrate
Twitter: @thysilverdoe