Category Archives: Abuse

Me? 

In you, I see the me that was, The me That could have been. But the me in you, She lost her way, Her promise, never seen. But looking back, I see some hope, Of how things still could be. … Continue reading

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Theft

Those words You didn’t say? I hope you meant them. The games You didn’t play? Did you have fun? The path You didn’t take, You found it winding? The life That wasn’t yours to wreck It’s gone.

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Myself and I

I look in the mirror and it tells me dark lies; It shows me a woman I’ve learnt to despise, It shows me a woman who’s bad through and through, Who’s wicked and ugly and arrogant too. It shows me … Continue reading

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Moving On

Near but far Words causing a chasm Gaping for all eternity. A last chance to throw a life-raft Dashed To drown? No. To swim.

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Together

My problems felt big, Until you told me yours. Until I saw the way your pain Ravaged you, Physically And mentally Whilst you tried to stay composed. You sat, with a smile on your face, And told me of your … Continue reading

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Night Terrors

The lights go out My brain turns on The night time trauma Has begun Head full of fears, Eyes stream with tears, As I relive the story A trauma has spun. Thrashing and flailing, Gasping for air, Dripping with sweat, … Continue reading

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Walk Away [sonnet]

You blame yourself though you are not to blame, You question whether you were right to leave, You knew that things could never be the same, And hoped that leaving would, your pain, relieve. Your pain moved from your body … Continue reading

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Pivot 

He looked, unseeing, His world now reimagined. Innocence stolen.

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Poisoned Tongue

You don’t really care For feelings do you? Looking down Your ill words spake, The feelings of others Tatters in your wake. You speak with disregard Of the pain Your poisoned tongue Delivers Each word A rusty knife Driven into … Continue reading

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Held Against Her Will

She could not leave the cocoon of her bed. Depression kept her there, Held down by long claws and a bony hand, Its talons sinking into her flesh, Paralysing her, Fuelling her fear and catatonia. She felt a scream Growing … Continue reading

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