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Chasing That Childhood Pain Away

As a grown woman I should now be content
to keep your memory well at arm's length.
Yet you live in my head and you pay no rent
so I'll have to call on my inner strength.

I'd hear your footsteps coming so near;
the stairway creaked and gave you away.
I was hidden under the bed in fear
knowing as usual I was your prey.

Your wicked transgressions crushed my spirit
yet I did not stay broken forever.
Life sang a song and I chose to hear it;
so much for your unholy endeavor!

Don't you know children are meant to be cherished;
not taken for granted,abused or destroyed?
Is it any wonder my love for you perished?
My heart for you is just dark and devoid.

I try to walk a path built on forgiving
the wrongs you did to me when I was young.
For truly I choose to just spend my time living.
Life's a banquet that tastes sweet on my tongue.

for contest "The Confessional"

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  1. Date: 11/4/2013 12:09:00 AM
    truly a great poem coming of a very bad experience. this poem is a lotus its very beautiful but needs murky water to grow

  1. Date: 7/29/2013 8:05:00 PM
    Beautiful words from a strong courageous lady..congratulations

  1. Date: 7/27/2013 5:08:00 AM
    Deb a heartfelt and with courage and strength you've written an honest poem. God bless you. Congratulations on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 9:46:00 PM
    Hi Deb; Congratulations with your win in Drake's Confessional contest. take care- LINDA

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 6:23:00 PM
    Deb you pulled out all the punches here, heartbreaking and honest, congrats on your winning poetry xxx

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 5:47:00 PM
    Good for you for tackling a sensitive topic with gentleness. If you are writing from experience I applaud your honesty and resilience. Hugs Rick

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 4:37:00 PM
    This is simply a stunning, breathtaking and courageous piece of work Deb...MANY congratulations - Tim

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 2:02:00 PM
    Deb, good going in the -The Confessional- contest. CONGRATULATIONS:-) Have yourself a great day. >SKAT<

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 12:05:00 PM
    so sad congrats on win Shadow x smiles

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:30:00 AM
    Another sad, and honest poem of a past that may have crushed, but only made you stronger......proven in the last stanza!

  1. Date: 7/25/2013 8:08:00 AM
    Not even surprised you wrote this. =) You won Honorable mention on my 'Confessional" contest. Absolutely powerful reflection and expression on the things that should be so cherished...that last line made me smile GRAND!

  1. Date: 7/15/2013 9:25:00 AM
    You gave me goosebumps dear lady..A very deep and sad confessional.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 10:52:00 PM
    I really like this. Sad, but at the same time not because of the feeling it gives of overcoming. Very nice write.

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 8:09:00 PM
    wow! I love it............SKAT

  1. Date: 7/14/2013 7:38:00 PM
    It reads like you overcame those past wrong deeds. Stay strong and let the love in your heart carry on in your words. :o)