“Hold Me” by Angel Heller

Hold me

By Angel Heller
2011 High School Contest Winner in Poetry

Hold me
Tight in your arms
Keep me
Safe as the bombs fall
Crashing all around us
Wait for
The calm to seep through the cracks
We wait
Together in this holocaust
Waiting in each other’s arms
Tears fall
Down our cheeks showing
Raw need
Showing the child inside us
Needing unconditional love
Hold me
Tight as this battle ground fog
Clears out
The screams and crashes
No longer audible
Hold my
Hand as we search
Through the
Debris and find my
Teddy bear full of bullet holes