Category Archives: Relationships

On Hiding 

You can only fall so far Fall so far before you hit Before you hit the ground The ground rides up to meet you. You can only run so far Run so far before the past Before the past runs … Continue reading

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The Stranger

On the edges looking in On a life that had been hers, But she’d divvied out to others Whilst she wept. She delegated well To those up to the challenge, And her life continued on Whilst she slept. Now a … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Trauma – a sonnet

Would I undo the things that you have done, And if I did would that mean I had won? I am not sure, though now I feel such pain, I can see brighter days beyond this strain. Those brighter days … Continue reading

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On Rape – a sonnet to myself

If I could travel back now, to that day Your childhood pure was ripped from ‘tween your thighs I’d take your hand, and this is what I’d say: “It’s not your fault; there is no reason why.” I’d hold you … Continue reading

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I hold her tight

I hold her tight This girl of mine, For fear that she might fall; For fear that with a looser grip She’d not be here at all. I kiss her boo boos, Wipe her tears, Shoulder worries, Combat fears, I … Continue reading

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The Too Tired Snail

The snail struggled under heavy load; Each worry he would carry, and they weighed. Mounting worries weighed him down, so he slowed; He worried he would not get far today. The added worry left him feeling grey, But he knew, … Continue reading

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Sleepy Snuggles

Just one more cuddle? You plead, before you sleep; There is *always* time

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