BOOGIE MAN

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Not the boogie man that scares you

but a boyfriend of mine in the past

GO BOOGIE GO BOOGIE his

friends would say as he danced..

he had learned to adapt by

becoming his surroundings

He was Italian but he joined a Hispanic gang

He was not tough but he needed a family

he had a good heart and

He didn’t like to fight so he learned to

BREAKDANCE  as a way to integrate

I would roll my eyes  when

the crowd cheered him on

I had taken over as his  mommy

and although there were times

I felt used and needed help

It was the downside of trying

to save someone and be an enabler

at the same time

I went to Prison and he Overdosed

while I was away and his body is in

some unmarked grave  I have searched

I have searched and searched

but to no avail, although I was not

happy with our relationship at the time

He deserved better …

I hope if there is an afterlife that

is better than here

and pain and fear is no

longer a factor

I hope that you are still

BREAKDANCING and I will

no longer roll my eyes

but cheer you on.

Comments

4 comments on “BOOGIE MAN”
  1. Harlon says:

    That made me tear up a bit, your writing is so rich, powerful and so REAL. I loved it. I guess I have had my own boogie man too. xo Harlon

    Liked by 1 person

    1. DamagedGoods says:

      thank you , sometimes our voice of self doubt and insecurity needs to get shut down so I appreciate the vote of confidence

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Rob says:

    Wow so touching and pure

    Liked by 1 person

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