No Arms to Hold Her #suicide #poetry

Captive in the frame
Captive in the frame

She died again today

for the thirty-fifth time

my heart relives the day

it’s frozen in my mind

No one listened to her cries

not the ones a difference makes

we were still just silly kids

this fiend her spirit did break

who excuses such an act

laugh and look the other way

family guilty all

it was no three act play

others I believe

were broken by this man

girls all were they

when did decency forget to stand?

too late for my dear friend

ropes easy knots to tie

no expression til the last

hide the truth, yes tell your lies

She died again today

for the thirty-fifth time

my heart relives the day

it’s frozen in my mind

 

Sharing this with Poetry Pantry at Poets United. This poem is a part two to my poem written earlier this week about rape and abused women.

Frozen Fall #poetry #photography

frozen leaf

I am a captive

encapsulated between yesterday and today

frozen

I hang suspended

feeling

nothing

*

the skeleton of winter

wraps its fingers about me

taunting

 threatening my existence

and so I watch you go by

bundled up in a flurry of color

whimsical

you will wave in the New Year

while I wait for spring to catch what remains

Strengthened by your love #poetry #valentine’sday

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Words I write in moon light

Strengthened by your love

Captive of the morn’s night

Words reflect in moon light

Captive of the morn’s night

Set free like dawn’s dove

Words inscribed in moon light

Strengthened so by love

This Triolet is dedicated to lovers on Valentine’s Day and to the Moon!

Poet’s United prompt this week is Committed 

The Captive

Held in a vise

Cruelly forsaken

Life has been hard

No sense in taking

Anything offered

It can’t be real

Life is too hard

No one could feel

Anything for the captive

Bound in his heart

Hard lines and words

When can he start

Seeing another world

Maybe its hard

maybe there’s a pearl

The captive can’t grasp

What he can’t see

Life in the making

Being offered for free