Muhammad Khairul
2 min readSep 27, 2023
Photo by Geranimo on Unsplash

If they had felt what I would feel,
Sunk their feet in to wear my shoes,
A hunted prey who ran for the hills,
Draped with blood, abraded bruise;

Poached tears of terror and despair,
Acquainted fear that grips the heart,
Caught between crosshairs and the snares,
Extinguished all hopes and dreams apart;

Held on my dear life to make the run,
While I gasp for air with every breath,
Outrun the arrows and loaded guns,
Escaped the hands of certain death;

Braved the horrors to tell the tale,
Trailed and stalked but not fall prey,
Conjured an angel to be my bail,
By divine grace, I lived another day;

To choose the world for all its good,
Forgive the malice done upon me,
Matters not if they had understood,
I am love untethered and free;

Theme: Hunted, Fear, Prey, Defeat, Abuse, Near Death Experience

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Muhammad Khairul

✍🏼Writer, 📚 poet, 🎨 artist, ❤️‍🩹 HSP empath, 🧠 mental health advocate, 🎓 student of psychology