Posts tagged ‘abuse’

March 14, 2023


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

She stumbled into

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October 18, 2018

Breaking point

by Megha's World

“One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself.”
― Shannon L. Alder


A thousand sweet praises
I can listen sweetly
and keep forgetting them
the next day I rise

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August 26, 2018

Dreaded Whispers

by Anita Lubesh


Cotinus Young Lady-SmokeBush-Asitcomes

Been gardening again… I love this plant.

Strokes of moonlight smother
the inflorescent
whispers of the smoke bush

wavering against twilight’s
ghostly dreams
while pondering the water,
pondering depth and death.

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February 11, 2018

Soulless eyes

by Megha's World


You are not alone here
You are surrounded by million voyeur eyes 
looking for the next big piece of news
waiting for the next viral tweet
wanting to go live on Facebook 
to chat and comment about it

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February 8, 2018

Split wide open

by Megha's World


I’m split wide open
for you to see
my soul is sliced in half
for you to
scrape pieces of me

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February 8, 2018


by Megha's World


His chubby looks
and a heart
brimming with love
he wants to share
his treats with
anyone he could

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January 26, 2018

Time’s up

by Megha's World

“I am small.

So are stars from a distance. It’s all a matter of perspective.”
― C. Kennedy, Slaying Isidore’s Dragons


I have heard many
insults you have hurled
You have unbirth
many excuses to
hide under
the veil of your
mistakes and
and then some;

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November 26, 2017


by thereluctantpoet

By Charles Robert Lindholm

She stumbled into

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May 31, 2017

It’s about Time

by Angela Umphers Rueger

How could you?
How could you treat me so badly?

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October 3, 2016


by tinethewordsmith


Her skin is mottled blue,

like the halo that

graces her eyes.

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May 9, 2016


by dokurtybitz

The lies we tell ourselves
And each other
To hide the abuser,
Twist in my gut.

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April 1, 2016

Chronicles of a Battered Woman

by krishnowornever

There is an unexplained melody with the way he raises his voice

His screams, resounding thunder,
Profanity and Deafening Noise.

There is a certain warmth with the way he lays his hands

On my cheeks, On my body
Or wherever he can land his palms.

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March 28, 2016


by dokurtybitz

It makes you want
To say what the fuck
And euthanize
Half the population,
Just to protect
The rest.

March 1, 2016


by Dave

You have no blood”
Father John used to say,
but clearly she had blood,
it ran rich and red,

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February 18, 2016

The Invasion

by Richard Rensberry, author at QuickTurtle Books® and

The Invasion

While my parents were sleeping
the invasion began… first

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January 26, 2016

Dark Arrogance

by Colly


(clip-art photo)


He chose his victims well…

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February 2, 2015

Rivulets of Despair

by Seafarrwide


She stood numbly watching the rivulets

Of water streaming down her legs

Feeling nothing but seeing everything

Watching the young innocent girl she knew

Waving goodbye with tears in her eyes

Scrubbing harder, her skin turning red

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January 20, 2015

Illuminate Me

by Seafarrwide



You can cut with your words

Slice me with your knife

Threaten with your presence

Bully with your orders

Shake me with threats

Dampen my mind with despair

But you won’t stop my soul

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May 24, 2014

When the Shutters Close

by aquietwalk


We live in normal houses

in Midwestern America

we are a concentrated, suburban, legacy

long after we are gone

our worlds will be memory.

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June 2, 2013


by Rana

Dramatic door-slams are a

demand for deference.

Still, don’t let dampened desires

direct your daily duration,

your delicate drumbeat.

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April 27, 2013

No more

by Devina


Your eyes, they aim at my soul

Your hands, they come closer

Don’t touch me

Please, I beg


I wake up

Drenched in sweat

The memory of your slimy hands

Makes my skin want to crawl away

To leave the bare death white bones of me

Still quivering under your malicious gaze

I hate you.

You cannot comprehend how much.


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February 28, 2013

220 Grit

by maiasong

Over and over again

And again

Back and forth

Predictable as time

Ticking away

A hot July day

Front porch swinging

In rhythm


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February 12, 2013

Weekend Prey

by Shashi Moore

Tap and jive; on toes wild

The arm twirls; while legs whirl

The music beating silly; the weekend joint jolly

Filled with bodies entwined; she is out for the first time.

Her friend is seasoned to every beat. A lad offers the first timer a wisp

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November 28, 2012

Drifting Away.

by willowdot21


She was used to that look now. It no longer held any foreboding. Strange, one day she had just looked up and seen it and it had had no effect. No knotting in the stomach, no need to go and pee.

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October 23, 2012

Courtney’s Song

by Tiffany Layne

He smashes her heart, but she’s sorry.
He walks out the door, and she’s crying again.
His eyes are so cold, but she loves him,
His fists are so cruel, but he won’t do it again.

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October 13, 2012


by willowdot21

google images

Golden light fractals, through the leaves. Dark brown of strong Oak. In and out the trees breathe.

Motes of  dust dancing in and out, squirrels collecting nuts in a hurry here  about!

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