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Chain Broken

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Chain Broken

She's a murderer!
She sucked the life
out of her own child's frame.
Second thoughts weren't enough 
to spare her offspring's name.
I was.
I did.
They weren't.
Chain broken!

She's a whore!
She frolicked with more than a few.
No count was kept, though the number she knew.
I was.
I did.
I know.
Chain broken!

The faults that lie deep 
in the forgiven sea, 
are tossed by the hands
of those who love me.
From the waters' depths
do they dig to retrieve,
And cast them upon the 
shore for me to receive.
I've done it, I've said it.
I've tried it, I've lived it.
I've tasted it, I've smelled it.
I've wasted it, I've killed it.

Once chains, my faults
are now lessons learned.
The scars I once wore,
Are now badges earned.
Hidden chains can't be broken,
I wore them where HE could see,
Hoping maybe he'd know 
them and with his key,
set me free.

They no longer weigh me,
with doubt, fear, and regret.
Now, they doubt me,
they fear me, 
and regret that we've met.

Chain broken!
aborted body, but soul I adore.
Chain broken, abused heart,
restore I implore!
I'm free!
My master intended me to be.
Not for trade, nor for sell,
not to rape, nor to beat.

Justifications matter not,
reasons why, wooden tokens.
No hands will repair the 
chains that were broken.

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  1. Date: 9/13/2012 11:13:00 PM
    Holiiieeeee!!! This is rebirth if I ever did see one. I am so glad I stopped by this piece, because it is the story of one who has come to terms with who they were, who they are, and who they want to be. I lift my hat to you Devondra...a blazing piece for sure. blessings and one love. Joy Wells

    Banks Avatar Devondra Banks
    Date: 9/13/2012 11:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! I am thankful for grace and mercy! :-)
  1. Date: 8/26/2012 6:58:00 PM
    wow so deep,love it with a passion Devondra,you are gonna be a great spice to the soup,welcome

    Banks Avatar Devondra Banks
    Date: 8/26/2012 10:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Richard. I'm loving the soup so far. :-)
  1. Date: 8/26/2012 6:53:00 PM
    Thank you so much!! I feel so welcomed!

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 11:18:00 PM
    Welcome to this site. This is a powerfully descriptive piece. You are off to a good start here.

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 8:03:00 PM
    WOW,, this is a very strong piece,,, you stand strong... and hit us hard with this poem. thank you for sharing :-) always~PD

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 8:01:00 AM
    Wooow - well done - like it. - oxox hugggs Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 8/25/2012 1:58:00 AM
    This piece is very intriguing!!!!!