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A Reader Shares Her Poem: The Body Electric by Alexis Rose

The Body Electric I'm going to Dance it off Jump it off, sing Shake out my hands, then my feet Take a deep breath, maybe two okay three Exhale! Incorporate the possibility that maybe it's just frenetic energy. That it's not the beast of anxiety gnashing its teeth, trying to turn a passing moment, a fleeting… Continue reading A Reader Shares Her Poem: The Body Electric by Alexis Rose

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A Reader Shares Her Poem: Loose Women by Sheryl Wentworth Woods

Loose Women       by Sheryl Wentworth Woods I didn’t like myself so I gave myself away, piece by piece chunk by chunk. Would you care for a thigh? Perhaps a breast is more to your desire. Oh! It’s my MIND you lust for. I’ve a headache but go ahead take it. My heart? Gladly! I’ll cut… Continue reading A Reader Shares Her Poem: Loose Women by Sheryl Wentworth Woods

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A Reader Shares Her Poem

This poem is about Melanie's experience in an emotionally abusive relationship. Penance       by Melanie Frageorgia Liar is the name you have given me Daughter of a snake Can it be true? You once begged kisses of this forked tongue Now you call me Deceiver, False One, Order me prostrate Covered in ashes “Don’t… Continue reading A Reader Shares Her Poem

Readers' Poems

A Reader Shares Her Poem

Hope         by Sheryl Wentworth Woods Every blade of grass Has its angel that bends Over it and whispers “Grow, grow.” The Talmud Hope is what gets me out of bed each morning. Like liquid faith, it fills the black emptiness. Unrelenting and steadfast, it pushes one foot in front of the other, whispering in my… Continue reading A Reader Shares Her Poem