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I'd Rather Go On Bleeding

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I'd Rather Go On Bleeding

Walk away, don't look back until you feel the need.
The need of knowing how it is to see someone's heart bleed.
Bleeding from the knife still left in my chest,
the place where you left it because you thought it was for the best.
Afraid to pull the knife out for my heart may break into,
so I'd rather go on bleeding, until the bleeding is through.

Tonya Turner

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  1. Date: 10/19/2012 5:10:00 AM
    Whoa Tonya! The imagery comes out in cascades. I love the impact of the second last line - it is fear of what may or may not happen that defines our actions. Very lovely write this!

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 7:03:00 AM
    if you allow it to heal on its own,gonna take a long time,life is too short to be crying over injuries,get some medication,party,church,friends, live it up,great write Tonya

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 5:52:00 AM
    A belated welcome to PoetrySoup I offer to you Tonya. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. May you find inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Love, Carol