Here at Celebrating Change, we’re so happy to be working with a really diverse group of digital storytellers. Today I have the pleasure and honour of bringing you the first poem from the group, a heart-wrenching piece by Nick Smith. He wrote it in response to Sara Dennis’ poem ‘Six’ , but has absolutely made the form his own. Thanks Nick for letting us share your wonderful work!
Helpless, I just stood there,
and I took the blows,
Helpless, I just watched it,
and I felt the pain,
Helpless, I did as I was told,
and I got the job I didn’t want,
Helpless, I couldn’t do a thing,
and I was thrown to the wolves,
Helpless, I failed to speak a word,
and I lost the girl,
Helpless, I watched the years go by,
and I lost them in the trying,
Helpless, I stretched as far as I could,
and I lost everything and everyone.