The Pawn #poetry #chess #selfimportance

Low man on the totem pole you only move one space you live in anonymity without even a face * strive against the elements success is but a plan each, every tiny move one square against the man * a lonely and exhausting job this game against the odds work it’s cut out for youContinue reading “The Pawn #poetry #chess #selfimportance”

Out With the Tide #poetry #abuse

no one could hear her screams for help she was underwater he had warned her she would not capitulate death was claiming her breath the doorbell rang “not a good time” he yelled pounding on the door this will have to wait limp as seaweed she rose from the pool other woman huffed at theContinue reading “Out With the Tide #poetry #abuse”

Escaping The Vacuum #suicideprevention #lookclose #poetry

Do you know what it looks like or how it sounds despair is silent suffocates, drowns * smug, thoughtless people too much on their minds close up their hearts to the hard, undefined * Suicide isn’t a word, a feeling it’s an unwelcome place  a vacuum that sucks you  life is displaced *    vacantContinue reading “Escaping The Vacuum #suicideprevention #lookclose #poetry”

Why We… #women #moms #wives

There are moments in our lives (too many to count) the flames scorch our brow a touch leaves a bruise even those close our hearts twist and use But  in stone there’s etched hope with strong fingers we must choose weak days there will be “give up” is not in our vocabulary   It doesn’tContinue reading “Why We… #women #moms #wives”

Shared the Fright #horror #poetry

  I glance at a wax-like stare and wonder I don’t know you but we are the same you are bearing the same path of sorrow the one you traverse is etched in pain I cry knowing that we could have been spared our world would depend on the magician’s hand but then there wouldContinue reading “Shared the Fright #horror #poetry”

Abuse #children #atozchallenge

Scars lie deep beneath the heart eyes have seen ears have burned little hands grasping for hope beauty in rosebud lips character comes from the ash heap rise despite  the pain Hope lies deep within the heart     Hello to all of you A to Zers.  I made the last minute decision to doContinue reading “Abuse #children #atozchallenge”

Unidentified #poetry #abuse #photography

    You, Incapable of feeling or so it seems I, possessed by terror resides in dreams cast a spell in this heart of mine red dripping ink  from a living hell you callous fiend no friend of mine you sacrificed a love so fine I turn away write painful verse loose the bonds release theContinue reading “Unidentified #poetry #abuse #photography”

I am Woman #survival #poetry

  Looking up at the crack in the sidewalk Unable to scream, I shudder I feel the concrete about me move “no please, not again” I mutter I see the hand ready to strike I brace myself like steal I hear a board contact There’s nothing that I feel I look out at the fallingContinue reading “I am Woman #survival #poetry”

Surviving It #poetry #rape

Hold it together across change’s corridor is its my pulse or laughter grating between your teeth? you’ve undressed me what I retain of this horror with your eyes your mind I’m incomplete A barrage of feelings assault my senses heart barricades streaming tears fall my mind must now tear down offences looking  back I seeContinue reading “Surviving It #poetry #rape”

Beneath the Tree #2 #Christmas #children #abuse #poetry

No matter the age some children anticipate waiting and hoping for the Christmas binge possibilities a luring hinge No matter the age some children know the contrast between dark and light snow angels sugary crunch while snow demons take what they want No matter the age some children experience cold fingers grasp tender necks flopContinue reading “Beneath the Tree #2 #Christmas #children #abuse #poetry”

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