Mobius Strip (acrostic)*

Like these endless circling

Unilateral discussions

Keeping us from moving forward

Each in our own corner

Wavering not one bit

Armed with our own

Repeated hurts

Match ends, you’re always the winner

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*Note: I like this version of Pat Benatar’s song, hope you do as well.

🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Written for:

https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/03/07/lukewarm/

Conditioning (acrostic)*

So I learned well to disregard

These feelings, you are the

Only reason that

I no longer feel or show emotion,

Clearly your actions erased them all

~~~~

leaving me

in a barren waste land

alone,

unable

to cry

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*Note: written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/28/stoic/

as always my song choice for this piece. 🌎 ✌🏻💙, Take care, be safe.

The Last Time *

Go he’d say

Over and over

~

So many times it was

screamed in my ear,

followed by

his heavy hand

~

Going wasn’t an option

Only if I had listened

In my gut I knew

Nothing would change

Gonna stay just the same

~

So many times

thinking it was love,

deep down

knowing it was fear

~

Gone I’ll be soon enough

Only now finding the courage

Now finding a way to escape

Endng this ‘love’ charade

~

Finally I obeyed you;

taking my child,

leaving you behind

while you were

out getting drunk.

~

No longer do I

hold my breath;

now I inhale

freedom

deeply.

oh so

sweetly!

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*Note: I started this for https://dversepoets.com/2021/02/22/goinggoinggone-poeming/ which was supposed to to be a quadrille using 44 words in all, excluding the title. I found that I couldn’t limit my words, nor my thoughts. So here you have the end result. (On average, nearly 20 people per minute are physically abused by an intimate partner in the United States. During one year, this equates to more than 10 million women and men. ncadv.org) Yes, there is a song. 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.

Handle with Caution *

Thinking I’d never have

need for it,

I pawned my heart

long ago.

Then you entered

my life, offering

me your love;

I handed you the

claim check,

willingly you took

possession of

my heart.

You promised to

hold it

tenderly,

lovingly,

careful never to

pull the pin

yet you did;

throwing it so far away it

shattered

into pieces.

Leaving me

once again to

mend it

together.

As I walked

out this time,

I tore up

the ticket,

throwing

it into the bin.

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*Note: This was written for https://wordofthedaychallenge.wordpress.com/2021/02/20/claim/

As always there is a song enjoy. 🌎✌🏻💙 Take care, be safe.