Dear Stranger III

Author | Andrew Scott

Dear Stranger, I am not sure if you remember
but you and I have met face to face before.
The day that your eyes were full of blank rage,
attempting the impossible mission.

You were full of hurt and rage that day
when you blew right into hostile ground.
We were warned you were coming
and had the means to stop you.
It was not the time or place for an entrance.

Without you realizing, I do know
the details of your pain and confusion.
Cannot imagine how it must have felt
to be let go from family members.

I have heard about the fighting on how you live,
taking and inhaling until you were numb.
The choice was made,
your family or your addiction.
Sometimes a person's judgement is clouded.

You know now the damage done
as they lower your accuser into the ground.
Forgiveness or compromise will never happen.
This can only add to the dark emotions
that are draining your body.

Sympathy is held for you
as words and actions cannot be taken back.
I cannot help but think
with the blank, angry eyes I saw
that even if your creator was alive
you would still be a stranger to us all.


About the Author | Andrew Scott is a native of Fredericton, NB. During his time as an active poet, Andrew Scott has taken the time to speak in front of a classrooms, judge poetry competitions as well as published worldwide in such publications as The Art of Being Human, Battered Shadows and The Broken Ones. His books, Snake With A Flower, The Phoenix Has Risen, The Path and The Storm Is Coming are available now.