Once Upon a Story

By Gray Vision

Once upon a time
You were so good to me
Honest from the start
Such a perfect scenery.

Once upon a time
You said you loved me
Those words caressed my heart
You meant the world to me. 

Once upon a time
You peered into my eyes
And stared at my soul
With such surmise. 

Once upon a time
You grabbed me by the arm
Dragged me to my room
Revealing a loaded firearm. 

Once upon a time
On the floor on all fours,
I begged and begged and begged
But you had to settle a score. 

Once upon a time
I felt the gun against my head
And heard the rotation of cylinders
As I thought,
This is how it ends. 

Once upon a time
The rotation came to a halt
You peered down the barrel
Right before it sparked. 

Once upon a time
As I laid by your side,
Gagging and coughing
You asked for my forgiveness
As the life faded from your very eyes. 

Once upon a time
I looked back at that day,
And remember those words,
That won’t ever go away.

I forgive you
And I can rest to sure now,
That everything will be okay.

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Copyright 2010 Gray Vision
Published on Sunday, June 27, 2010.     Filed under: "Tribute" and "Poetry"

Author's Note:

This piece was inspired by a Lifetime original movie.
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  • Star On Monday, August 15, 2011, Star (1351)By person wrote:

    truly truly sad :( also moving to the read

  • Gray Vision On Monday, August 15, 2011, Gray Vision (503)By person wrote:

    Ya the actual movie was sad but it was good and so I wrote this, I just felt like I had to you know, well Pretty thank you for dropping by =)

  • EternalScream On Thursday, July 22, 2010, EternalScream (191)By person wrote:

    wow .....pal that was a roller coaster ride.a calm start ,a sudden twist..a suspense and a happy ending.Overall a 10 out of 10.great job. OH how was your vacations?:)

  • Gray Vision On Friday, July 23, 2010, Gray Vision (503)By person wrote:

    It's been great so far, I'm running around with a clear mind, open heart, i'm just enjoying life right now. How is everything on your end, oh and thank you so much for commenting, i'm glad you liked it =)

  • lupus tenebrae On Sunday, June 27, 2010, lupus tenebrae (1027)By person wrote:

    Very vivid write my friend, I could hear the rotating barrel as if it were right next to my head, and inspired by a lifetime movie even, well done indeed. Scholar

  • Gray Vision On Sunday, June 27, 2010, Gray Vision (503)By person wrote:

    Wolfy it's always good hearing from you, I did enjoy writing this piece even though I felt as if I rushed it but none the less it was fun. Thank you for commenting and I'm awaiting another of your works patiently, thanks again =)

  • NikesRain On Sunday, June 27, 2010, NikesRain (1337)By person wrote:

    definitely puts the reader 'there'... vivid images... the feel.. suspense leading you along... well done

  • Gray Vision On Sunday, June 27, 2010, Gray Vision (503)By person wrote:

    I felt like I sort of rushed it but that's just because I wanted to relate the suspence etc, while it was all still fresh from the movie. Thank you very much NR =)

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