THE CHOSEN ONE by Jackie McCartney

The door is ajar

The light shines through

The shadow is looking in

The big heavy steps on the floor move forward

The door is ajar

An the heavy breathing is on your neck

The smell of bad breath up your nose

The door is ajar

You are the chosen one tonight

Posted in Poems.


  1. WOW that is very powerful. It evokes emotions… anger, sadness, disgust and yet also the need for protection, comfort and help.

  2. Wow Jackie, once again you blow me away. From such trauma and pain comes such strength and power. Incredibly moving.

  3. This one gave me the shivers. Very upsetting and distressing. . Yet I keep reading it! The reality of your words is frightening yet powerful. . So proud of you being able to share the brutality of trauma .X

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