[5] Jocelyn

6K 194 13

Where,

Is,

He?

You stand beside the refreshments table,

Waiting,

Searching,

Hoping.

Nathan was supposed to be here two hours ago,

And the dance is almost over.

Tonight,

Was the night you could forget.

Forget,

About Jake.

Forget,

About you ex-friends.

Forget,

About being pregnant.

Forget,

About getting an abortion.

Your parents told you,

You didn’t have a choice.

But isn’t your child’s life,

In,

Yours,

Hands?

Your hands rest gently,

On the nonexistent bump.

You had few symptoms,

But gaining weight wasn’t one of them.

Your parents are convinced,

That getting rid of the baby,

Would end your problems.

But would they really?

You’ll still be an outcast,

Jake will still be your ex,

And you won’t have any friends.

You had the money to afford the baby,

But did you have the love?

How’s the baby,

Sarah snickers,

Walking past you.

For the first time in your life,

You were on the other side.

You were being treated,

Exactly like you treated other people.

It was a change you dislike,

But something inside you changes.

You no longer want to be spiteful.

Mean,

Or taunt anyone.

Nothing but hurt comes from it,

And now you have a taste,

Of your own medicine.

You,

Watch,

Katie,

As she dances with a boy.

They both look happy,

As they laugh,

And twirl.

You’re jealous of her,

All,

Over,

Again.

But for new reasons.

She had no worries,

Because she isn’t pregnant.

She has love,

Because she deserves it.

She has happiness,

Because you no longer cause her pain.

Your eyes desperately,

Search,

For,

Nathan.

Instead,

They,

Land,

On,

Jake.

He’s kissing another girl in the corner.

What will he do,

When he realizes that it’s his baby?

Only a DNA test can prove it,

After the babies born.

But will it be born?

You ignore the question,

And look for Nathan.

The song ends,

And the dance is over.

Kids begin to pile out,

But you stand there,

Hoping.

You only had Nathan,

But could he really leave you,

Just like everyone else?

Tears,

Fall,

As you look around the empty gym.

You’re the only one there.

Nathan,

Didn’t,

Come.

You had no one.

PressureRead this story for FREE!