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Spirit unbroken

Dear loveless one

Your hatred may have left holes
in my emotions
and your fury unleashed scars
upon the spirit
you will never possess...
Even though your tongue dug my soul's grave
and your hands muffled my cries
and bound me in chains 
to sinking death as a child,
I kept on living for hope's sake.
You deafened my ears to joy's call
and love I passed by, oblivious
to its tender touch.
You blinded my eyes to the beauty
that was staring me in the face 
and stitched up my mouth 
to prevent your own shame 
escaping in audible screams...

Today my body rests in the ocean
and still you are troubled.
Why then?
You got what you wanted, didn't you?
You murdered your own flesh and blood
to compensate for your flaws.

You know... You know you can't run
from a past so dark.
You hear my daunting laughter 
and the endless pleading haunts you.

I grip your black heart frozen
and whisper, "Goodbye."

Spirit unbroken.

(A tribute to all abused children)

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  1. Date: 5/16/2013 10:15:00 AM
    The greatest infliction an abuser can do... is have hurt the victum so they create a reaction to them... That is what they want... The affiction is theirs... not the victums. The reaction in this poem shows the strength of the abusers power over them.. The best way to get even is not by hurting yourself. It's by learning to walk away... without EVER giving them another thought. They abuse people because they want to see the pain... This is very well written, and so very true of this situation.

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 5/16/2013 11:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Wow thank you! Yes, I agree 100% percent! :)
  1. Date: 5/11/2013 10:08:00 AM
    This is a very deep poem Robyn, Enjoy the greatest people and things in life. Have yourself a wonderful and lovely Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *LINDA

    Thomas Avatar Robyn Thomas
    Date: 5/11/2013 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Hey!! Thanks! :) A very good Mother's Day to you as well!