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Solitude: A Collection of Original Poetry & Flash Fiction





A Collection of Original Poetry and

Flash Fiction


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The poems in this book are original works from the author.


Copyright © 2017 by Edwin Betancourt


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First Printing, 2017

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Poetry/Flash Fictions (In order of Appearance)

p<>{color:#000;}. “A Nightmare’s Nursery Rhyme”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Silent Screams”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Roommate Wanted!”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Mayday!”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Break You Down”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Ghost from My Past”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Solitude”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Monster Under The Bed”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Cinderella”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Family”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Why?”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Liar, Liar”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Find a way”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Coffins Must Go!”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Aidenn”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Toxicity”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Babysitter Help Wanted”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Echoing”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Black Widow”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Love (2002)

p<>{color:#000;}. “Monday’s Horror”

p<>{color:#000;}. “My Shadow’s Secret”

p<>{color:#000;}. “The Witch”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Night”

p<>{color:#000;}. “Mr. Muffin Man”

p<>{color:#000;}. “No One”

p<>{color:#000;}. “A Heartbreak’s Dream”

p<>{color:#000;}. “The Hunger”

p<>{color:#000;}. “The Return”

A Nightmare’s Nursery Rhyme

One, Two~ The Darkness is coming for you.

Three, Four~ No use in locking the door.

Five, Six~ The monsters know all of your tricks.

Seven, Eight~ When the lights flicker, you know it’s too late.

Nine, Ten~ You’re going to bleed again.

Purple, Blue~ They’re here just for you!

Yellow, Green~ You better hide they’re hungry and mean.

Orange, Pink~ Run! There’s no time to think!

White, Black~ You should’ve watched your back.

Grey, Red~ Now you’re dead.


Silent Screams

Shining Beams.

Shattered Dreams,

Nothing seems to stitch the seams.

Crimson Beams,

No Loyal Dreams,

The game of Life has no redeems.

Shining Beams,

Shattered Dreams,

Can you hear my Silent Screams?

Roommate Wanted!

Roommate Wanted!

Must be healthy and deliciously intelligent!

3 Bedrooms. 2.5 bathrooms and don’t worry about appliances…You won’t be alive for long.


I never saw it coming, the day you’d cheat.

And now that it has happened, I still can’t breathe.

Whatever happened to the man I used to know and used to love?

Clearly he’s gone and now I’m stuck with a broken and loathing shell.

I don’t understand how we managed to get this far and still our ship,

Hit the rocks hidden behind the fog and now we’re sinking.

Mayday! Mayday! I’m screaming out.

But the Ocean is rocking us back and forth and we’re drowning.

Mayday! Mayday! I’ve given up.

There’s nothing left to fight for on this sinking ship anymore.

I chose not to see the signs, with foolish pride.

You were captivating me, with every ride.

We survived every storm, which came at us.

This ship cannot be repaired, just like the trust.

This sea wasn’t safe from the start.

You were tempted by the Siren’s song,

Even with her cold heart and hungry lust she had strung you.

Now the Kraken swarms around what’s left of us,

He’s waiting to consume whoever drowns first and I refuse to waste my life away.

Mayday! Mayday!

When will we be free of this?

I’m tired of fighting and drowning again.

Not even Moses can help us,

So it’s time we finally embrace our ending.

Break You Down

You should’ve believed the story that’s circulating on the street,

They had warned you and now you’ll see,

That I’m going to break you down.

I can hear all the thoughts invading and living in your head,

You want me there on your bed.

But Babydoll we both know you’ll be dead.

My hips may be dancing in your dirty little mind,

Until you’ve come and then you’re done,

When dealing with me, you better run.

You thought that you could come over here and push me down,

You thought for once you’ll wear my crown,

But in your blood, you will drown.

The Darkness will burn so bright,

You will not survive this night.

I’m going to break you down,

Oh, I’m going to love to break you down.

A Ghost From My Past

I don’t remember a time I forgot who I was…then again I don’t remember a time I was actually alive. Not because I’ve been living a lie but mainly because in 1876, I died.


Did you hear their screams as the fire burnt their flesh?

Do you know what they said? Or is that memory still not fresh?

I’m here to make things right and to ease the pain,

If you leave it up to the darkness, you are bound to go insane.

They said that the darkness is your Safe Haven, it’s where you can feel at home like the sky to a Raven.

But the light didn’t like that they were trying to help your way home.

So with a Holy name on their fork tongues and a black heart, they set everyone on fire, like a rabid poem.

Now you’re here thinking this all was a dream,

But you’ll soon find out life isn’t what it seems.

You may have no friends and feel forever alone,

Just remember those voices live inside you, so you’ll never be alone.



Monster Under The Bed

My son told me there was a monster under his bedroom…But I don’t have a son.


Did you hear about Cinderella?

She wore rags for clothes and lived in the cellar.

One faithful night the Charmings were having a ball,

She made a wish on a star and her fairy Godmother she did call.

She partied until midnight and ran out leaving her glass slipper behind,

The Prince’s men took the shoe and made it their quest for that foot they will find.

Unfortunately, her stepmother found out the crazy odd truth,

That Cinderella escaped the house and she vowed that day Cinderella would rue.

Poor Stepmother had no idea that Cinderella was not sane,

That night the Stepmother closed her eyes to never awake again.

The Stepsisters were found, one headless and the other one burned,

It didn’t take long to see sweet Cinderella took a dark turn.

The story about a Fairy Godmother concocting a dress was a lie,

She broke into a local boutique; stole the dress and glass slippers without batting an eye.

Poor thing imagined a happy ever after, married to the Prince with a bunch of babies,

But in reality, you see, Cinderella had Rabies.

Now she’s locked up for good, mugshot taken and prints,

No happily ever for her, not even a Prince.


I watched my family become the undead in a mere of three seconds.

Whatever made them this way wasn’t as weak as I thought.

Before they could try to attack and infect me, I fired three shots into their heads.

It was a sacrifice that made me a hero…But it was those actions that made me a murderer in the eyes of the law.


Why do I love the rain?

If you listen closely, you can hear God’s pain.

Why do I love the snow?

It is a magical world, where I will always go.

Why do I love the inevitable heartbreak?

It betters me and I learn from the mistake.

Why do I love Mondays?

It’s the beginning of the week and there’s always a new adventure that awaits.

Why do I love you?

There’s no reason at all…I just do.

Liar, Liar

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

Now you’re burning down the house.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

You could never sneak around quietly like a mouse.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

Remember when you stabbed my heart?

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

You finger painted the walls with my blood and said it was art.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

Cheating is such an incurable disease.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

You lay with a stray dog and you’re bound to get fleas.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

I heard a rumor that he is not treating you right.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

Can’t say I’m surprised, Karma will come like the night.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

Please don’t call me now that you’ve sobered up.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

You enjoyed sipping the Forbidden fruit from the Devil’s cup.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

Heard he kicked you out and took all of your cash.

Liar, Liar pants on fire,

I told you, you’re burning and now you’re nothing but ash.

Find A Way

Long lost words whisper,

They welcome me back home.

“Where have you been?” They ask.

“It’s time to breathe again.”

I got so tired of just sitting here and waiting for you.

I know whatever I do; my heart will always be broken.

But I’ll find a way,

I will always find a way.

All my hurt echoes,

I’m in pain and no one knows.

I wear my smile so well,

I’m peaceful in this private Hell.

There’s no point in building Paradise because I’ve burnt it down,

I’ve been lost for so long I don’t think that I’ll ever be found.

But I’ll find a way,

I will always find a way.

Coffins Must Go!

Coffins on sale! 3 for $100. Bodies included!


In the midnight hour, I am not alone,

There is something crawling deep in my bones.

It is watching me sleep and haunting my home,

There is no escaping from all these angry ghosts.

I can hear something knocking at my door,

Whispering voices call out for “Lenore”.

I can feel the Raven; it’s taking over my mind,

I can feel the Shadows, trying to cast out the light,

I can feel the Darkness trying hard to ease my pain,

I can feel them inside of me, making me insane.

I am trying so hard to go right back to sleep,

Someone tells me a secret I must keep.

I can hear something knocking at my door,

The Shadow dances and sings “Nevermore”.

I cannot see my Shadow anymore,

It is now a toy for sweet little Lenore.


Your touch burns me.

Your words bruise me.

Your love is poison.

You are Toxic. I am Toxic.

Let go of my heart that you blackened,

It no longer bleeds and I am dying.

The lies are killing us again,

The love you gave is dying here in Toxicity.

You poisoned me with every kiss;

Our Paradise does not exist.

We are Toxic.

Let go of my heart that you blackened,

It no longer beats and I am crying.

Your lies are killing me again.

Let us find peace here in Toxicity…Please.

Babysitter Help Wanted

Looking for a babysitter? Call Elena Auder. She has the experience, the time and the charm!



Nothing could have prepared us for this ending.

We have seen how it began we both know how it will end.

We held our breath so many times through the storm,

We could no longer fly because our wings were torn.

If you are looking for someone to take the blame, I will gladly take it, I will ease all your pain.

There were so many times that I faked loving you,

We cannot pick up the pieces there is just too many to mend.

I am moving on not giving up, I know that you are dying inside.

Do not call my name because I am long gone,

So all you will hear is your voice is echoing.

I have been pondering this thought for so long,

I could not see you hurt yet I was hurting myself.

Forget all the grey clouds in the sky,

The sun will shine for you, that is something I truly believe.

There is no point in trying to stay here for you,

We both know it is a lie and what good will it do?

I hope you find the true love you have been seeking,

I am sorry it is not me; I know you will find him when I leave.

So many things were left unsaid, all those words echoed in the night,

Do not shed a tear for me; you know that I will be alright.

Do not call my name, please, let these tears dry,

I need to get out of here before your heart will die.

Right now, all I hear is your heart echoing…








Black Widow

It has been too long since you left this hole in our hearts,

Here in the dark where we laid, we could not find you.

All for a girl with poison drowning out her every word.

Was it worth all of the pain that you gave back to us?

Can you not see past her lies?

When will you wake up my dear?

You are no longer free,

You are trapped in her web of lies.

She is a Black Widow,

She will eat out your soul.

She poisoned your mind,

Your death she will define.

Is this what you had in mind, when you left us behind?

Here is your pride that you lost when you had your fix.

You regret what you did, but we all know it is too late.

You are now cold and alone lying in your bed made up of chestnut and pine,

There is your lovely bride; she’s moving on to the next.

Love (2002)

Love is something we desire,

Strong enough to start a fire.

Love may lead to hate,

But not on a first date.

Love is strong,

Hate is wrong.

Love is sweet,

But not your feet!

Love is something we can’t live without.

After all, that is what this world is all about.

Monday’s Horror

Today is Monday.

Tomorrow is Monday.

Yesterday was Monday.

An hour ago it was Monday.



Scary right?

My Shadow’s Secret

The crows circle around me, laughing at a secret they cannot tell.

My shadow deceives me because he knows it as well.

“What is it?” I asked hoping to get an answer to enjoy,

“You don’t know it?”, mocked my shadow, “Guess we have to remain coy.”

I was hurt, torn, lost and confused,

What do they know that has them amused?

I finally arrived at my destination on time,

When I noticed something was wrong and I did not feel fine.

The shadow laughed harder and harder with joy,

And I felt my chest get tighter and tighter; Oh boy.

“You see why we laughed?” My shadow asked me.

“It’s because you’re dying and will no longer breathe.”

“Death isn’t funny.” I said feeling my tighten with a choke,

“We know it isn’t. But you lived like you were immortal and that is the joke.”

“I don’t get it, my shadow, what do you mean?”

“You did nothing but hate yourself and now this is your last scene.”

So the moral my friends, both old and new,

Live like you are dying and enjoy every second too.

The Witch


They rejoiced that the Witch was dead,

“No more evil! No more pain!” They happily said.

All too well they knew the Witch was cruel,

Yet in their blissful ignorance they forgot her one rule.

“Kill me here! Burn me there or stab me where I lie!

None of that matters because a Witch like me, will never die!”

Their day of sunshine and gay dancing,

Was darkened by black clouds and Demonic chanting.

As the Priest tried to make sense of this new strange day,

A cold voice rang out “Revenge is mine!”, that voice did say.

Women and children were told to hide,

While the men stood strong and tall and stood behind.

But the Witch didn’t want to fight or kill any of the men,

Oh no, her plan was wicked to the bone and it involved all of the women.

One by one, she cursed their wombs and broke all of the men by shattering their worlds,

Every woman was cursed to bear no sons but only girls.

The Witch’s soul wasn’t dead and this wasn’t her end,

Now the Witch will be reborn, again and again.


I was fast asleep on my Queen sized bed,

Counting jumping Sheeps as wingless Birds fly in my head.

All I want to do is sleep and rest,

It is hard to do with an elephant on my chest.

I am asking God what I did to deserve this,

But all I get is silence, his ignorance is bliss.

I did not choose to be who I am,

I was born with these voices, this is not a sham.

While you all are fast asleep, unlike me,

My creativity paralyzes me as the creatures bind my body,

This may seem strange to you, little boy and girl.

Welcome to my world.

Mr. Muffin

Do you know what happened to the Mr. Muffin Man?

He woke up one day and just left town. Truth be told, I know where he’s at…He’s in my stomach…because I ate him.


No One

Knock, Knock!”

Who’s there?

No One”

‘No One’ who?

No One saw the pain he put you through.”

Knock, Knock!”

Who’s there?

No One”

‘No One’ who?

No One will love you more than he ever could.”

Knock, Knock”

Who’s there?

No One”

‘No One’ who?

No One can make you smile on days you want to cry.”

Knock, Knock!”

Who’s there?

No One”

‘No One’ who?

No One knows another fake smile you give is another knot on your noose.”

Knock, Knock!”

Who’s there?

No One”

‘No One’ who?

No One will treat you right.”

Knock, Knock!”

Who’s there?

No One”

‘No One’ who?

No One.”

A Heartbreak’s Dream

Did you ever wonder what happened to me?

Or maybe you’ve thought about you loving me?

Never did we discuss what our future would look like,

Out of all the chaos and tears, we were motionless like a broken bike.

That was always our problem; we never saw the future,

On and on we saw everything around us clearly but for us it was always a blur.

People are supposed to fall in love and two hearts become one,

Except with use, only my heart was in it and that was not fun.

Now you are here in hopes I would take you back,

That is pathetic and sad; I would advise you to hit the road Jack.

Here lie the pieces of what we could have been,

Everyone says to ‘forgive and forget’ but I cannot after what I have seen.

Dark crystals illuminate the hole you left in my heart,

Opening every fear causing all the locked doors to be torn apart.

Obscurity seems to be our number one theme,

Regret, pain and heartbreak? These were never a part of my dream.



The Hunger

I asked myself ‘Why am I so hungry?’

But my stomach just growled and ignored me.

I ate two pieces of chicken an hour ago,

Then washed it down with an Iced Tea Mango.

Still my stomach growls as if I have been starving for weeks,

And my body feels flushed and heat is coming from my cheeks.

Am I coming down with a cold? Food poisoning? Or maybe the flu?

I sure hope not, I cannot be sick now, that cannot be true!

I take my vitamins every single day.

As you can see, my precautions are real,

So what is wrong with me now? What is the deal?

My fever is high, it’s one hundred and three,

My hearing is blocked and my vision is oh so blurry.

I am sitting here wondering if it was something, I ate,

Maybe a parasite is here living inside me and finds my insides as his mate.

As I ponder if I’m under a spell by a Wicked Witch,

The scratch on my right arms starts to itch.

What am I hungry for? If not food or vegetables-fresh?

I crave for blood and juicy human flesh.

But you’re crazy!…I’m not becoming a zombie.





The Return

“I love you”, that is what you said.

“I need you”, that is what you said.

I will wait here until the sun rises,

When will you return?

Everything that you touch died,

But I really didn’t mind.

I gave you all that I am,

When will you return?

I can feel you inside me,

I can taste you so sweetly.

You promised forever,

When will you return?

I heard that you found new love,

He is all that you dream of.

Even if he doesn’t know,

When will you return?

I lie here alone…again.

Hoping you will remember me,

I can’t wait to hold your heart.

The next time I return!




















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Solitude: A Collection of Original Poetry & Flash Fiction

'Solitude' is a collection of original poetry and flash fiction inspired by how I feel whenever I'm alone. There is some dark humor behind each poem as well as the Flash fictions included in the book. Whenever I'm feeling alone and depressed, I open my notebook and work on poetry. It isn't at all like writing my other stories. There are no characters, no settings, just me and my fears. I hope you guys love reading this fun, twisted, dark, aspiring, and interesting collection.

  • ISBN: 9781370290932
  • Author: Edwin Betancourt
  • Published: 2017-07-28 04:20:09
  • Words: 3466
Solitude: A Collection of Original Poetry & Flash Fiction Solitude: A Collection of Original Poetry & Flash Fiction