Trail Of Tears
Author: Seizure


There's a trail of blood there's a trail of tears
The trail's made up of everything he fears
His wife called him at work and said she was done
But he didn't think about it, he locked up every gun
The trail leads all the way down the hall
Into the bathroom and up on the wall
Then he found a blade floating in the sink
Then back out the room, he felt his heart sink
He started to get frantic as he called out her name
But she didn't answer back, adding onto the pain
Should he have come faster, would it change a thing?
Heading down the stairs he found her wedding ring
The trail led into the kitchen then back out to the den
This is too much blood to lose, when will he reach the end?
The patio was open so he went out to the back
He needs another sign, or did she fade to black?

There was a handprint in blood on the tool shed door
When he opened it up his wife was on the floor
He ran to her side and tried to make her wake
But she didn't move an inch, it was too much to take
This was his darkest hour as he dialed 911
He met them in the driveway then they all started to run
The medics checked the body but she didn't have a chance
He saw a vision when they first met at that dance
She could have whoever, she asked out on a whim
But of all the people there, she turned and picked out him
His eyes watered up as he dropped to her side
Her hands were clutching something, she held it as she died
When he picked it up, his eyes filled with surprise
A picture of his mistress, it all fell to his lies
He couldn't believe what happened, the worst of all his fears
He didn't mean to do this, he caused her trail of tears


Comments on this poem/writing:

Meridian ( -- Wednesday, April 12 2006, 11:38 pm


Seizure buddy! Seizure, forgive me for being dumb on my part, but I've read "fade to black" in your poems before and never really questioned you on the meaning of the words. Does it mean, decay? Or actually, literally, become black through a gradual process? All in all, the story gets an Emmy for Best Picture, Best Author, and Best everything! Keep writing Seiz!
Seizure ( -- Thursday, April 13 2006, 04:44 am

fade to black

fade to black = die. Thanks for the props meridian!
Em ( -- Thursday, April 20 2006, 01:00 pm

Amazing work... no words

This is amazing work...! You've created the feeling and the pain so well, as well as the feeling of betryal.. I don't think anyone can truly understand the pain of your lover being with someone else, unless you've had it happen to you. My guy and I were together for two years, in the end I found out he'd been lying to me for a year, he'd had sex with ours mates 14yr old sister... Seizure I don't have the words, well done xoxo
Terrie* ( -- Saturday, April 22 2006, 10:07 pm

DEEP...i cain feel the depth of the pain..

OH Seiz, WOW ! i felt the emotion you displayed here, the impact cut through my flesh and straight to my beatin' heart ,like a jagged knife... lies is a "Cancer" that destroys innocent lifes. such a sad read.... but one that is very real...these tears i shed i pray will never be my own.. thank you for sharin'
Kami ( -- Sunday, April 23 2006, 08:25 pm


deep, very deep. nice one.
Seizure ( -- Monday, April 24 2006, 03:02 pm


Thanks everyone for the kind words. Sorry to hear about your situation though Em. That's unfortunate.
Pooh Bear ( -- Monday, November 20 2006, 02:54 pm

Awesome !

You are such a great poet. Keep up the good work.
Jo jo ( -- Monday, November 20 2006, 02:56 pm


You did a great job with the poem. It has touched me down to my heart.
Bipedalguy ( -- Monday, November 20 2006, 03:10 pm

Sad, so sad.

This one really reaches me. I hope it's fiction. Good write, hard read.
bob ( -- Wednesday, February 28 2007, 12:16 am


can i use your poem
Susy ( -- Monday, April 23 2007, 04:42 pm


I love your poem. They are all great. I love reading them.
Susy ( -- Monday, April 23 2007, 05:19 pm


I love your poem. They are all great. I love reading them.
Susy ( -- Monday, April 23 2007, 05:20 pm


I love your poem. They are all great. I love reading them.
cara ( -- Sunday, December 23 2007, 02:58 am


i want to let you know i have read all of ur poems and this one right here actually brought me to tears. instead of reading this i felt that i was watching a movie unfold. in my mind i could see everything unfoldind clearly. u r amazing.
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