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Poem: Prisoner No More

Prisoner No More You sentenced me my shackles fear hate shame self-loathing resentment, memories of pain inflicted bind me to you. I drag my chains heavy with despair rusted with tears long to be set free. Blame burns my mind. I cannot, will not forget, yet my heart seeks peace. Liberation lies within. No lock… Continue reading Poem: Prisoner No More

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Poem: Penelope

Penelope You came into this world a being of Light. Shadow People sought to make your Light their own. You hid your Light from those who caused you harm, buried it deep down inside. But you buried it so deep you forgot your true self. You came to believe the Shadow People – came to… Continue reading Poem: Penelope

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Poem: Hypervigilance

Hypervigilance She surfs the edge of dreams dares not sleep too deep the Bogeyman lurks in every shadow, eager to tear flesh from bone. Snap of twig outside the window she bolts up grasps the knife beneath her pillow heart racing ears tuned eyes search darkness. No one’s there she tells herself, curls down to… Continue reading Poem: Hypervigilance

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Poem: Triggers

  Triggers A movie scene a clap of thunder a child’s cry a lover’s touch so many things can catapult us backward in time there’s never any warning we are simply thrust into remembering, into reliving an experience we thought was over for good. Trapped in hell we come face to face with our demons.… Continue reading Poem: Triggers

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Poem: Scar

      Scar She’d forgotten you were there, tucked between vertebrae T-8 and T-9 the memory of you brought to mind by her lover’s inquisitive touch. He traced your circumference near-perfect circle barely the size of a nickel branded into her back by a man who would not understand NO! really did mean NO!… Continue reading Poem: Scar

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Poem: Shamed into Silence

Shamed into Silence No witnesses you say? Perhaps you led them on. You danced? You drank? I bet you flirted. What were you wearing? After all, boys will be boys. His words tear through me like a tornado through a town. Don’t make a fuss, he warns. There are reputations at stake. I fight to… Continue reading Poem: Shamed into Silence

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Poem: The Bogeyman is Real

  The Bogeyman is Real Night after night he creeps into her room puts his finger to his lips Shhhhhh. Night after night he crawls into her bed pulls her close Relax. Pretend it’s a lollie pop. Night after night she imagines herself a bird. He holds a pillow to her face. She’s dragged back… Continue reading Poem: The Bogeyman is Real