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The Way It Goes

It should have been all roses But little did she know Naive girl still in her mama's shell "There's no such rose without a thorn" Though stories have been written in a Bible years ago Of how Adam bit the apple Hid his hand so Eve's would show. Little did She know Little did She know. She forgot the unforgotten On a plate She gave her soul Never asked the aim of purpose Holy rules He would impose. Never thought He wouldn't let her Live her dreams and reach her goals. It should have been all roses but little did She know Naive girl still in her mama's shell "There's no such rose without a thorn"; Wilted petals kept on falling There was nothing left at all Tired,bruised,trapped,and abused, quickly made it to the door. Left youth's footprints on his pathway, walked on life-lines of her own. She remembered the forgotten Read the bible a hundred times Revealed Adam' s hand and apple He was bad and She was blind. It should have been all roses But little did She know Naive girl still in her mama's shell "There's no such rose without a thorn"; But now She knows, the way it goes But now She knows, the way it goes There's an Eden,There's a garden, Grey thick thorns to pick a rose, Thousand apples,one is rotten... But now She knows, the way it goes But now She knows ,the way it goes. Dedicated to all women(could be men too) out there who suffer any kind of physical or mental abuse in a relationship, Yet remain silent and endure it all.

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Date: 11/21/2020 12:40:00 PM
Very emotionally deep and touching poem, Lady Charmaine. The lyrics are soul insightful. Here's a cool song w/the same title as your poem. It's sung by Swing Out Sister. Much love and best wishes for the holiday. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iqgs5smH34A
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Date: 11/7/2020 12:14:00 PM
Well penned piece Charmaine, nice imagery with insightful thought too. Powerful pen! Hope all is well with you, Gordon
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Date: 10/26/2020 6:01:00 AM
Super, of course. I love your story telling, rhythmic and lyrical, always with a message and so thought provoking.
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Date: 10/21/2020 8:32:00 AM
Charmaine, what an excellent and powerful poem. I love it. Fav+
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Date: 10/20/2020 11:08:00 AM
This is expressive and very much inspired, Charm. Congratulations on p.o.t.d. award! Regards // paul
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Date: 10/19/2020 7:41:00 AM
What a superb allegorical thread running throughout this poem, as any lawyer would advise, never mind the headline, read the subtext. You also stress the fact that abuse is not confined solely to women, though of course women bear the overwhelming brunt of such abuse. Very fine poetry. Regards - Bill
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 12:12:00 PM
Thanks so much for reading Bill,& Welcome to P.S.
Date: 10/18/2020 5:47:00 PM
Oh so beautiful every word, Charmaine, congratulations on POTD. Hugs Eve
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:29:00 AM
Thanks so much
Date: 10/18/2020 3:38:00 PM
Your empathy for those who suffer this kind of abuse is inspiring, Charmaine. Powerful writing, worthy of your POTD honor. Enjoy your day ~ John
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:30:00 AM
Thanks so much.
Date: 10/18/2020 11:35:00 AM
Potent penning, Charmaine. Gertrude Stein will have to reimagine her line: A rose is a rose is a rose... As you've taught us: Not without a thorn! Congrats on a richly-deserved POTD. Kudos, Gershon
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:30:00 AM
Thanks so much
Date: 10/18/2020 10:38:00 AM
Charmaine, congratulations on POTD with this excellent poem_ Constance
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:30:00 AM
Thanks so much
Date: 10/18/2020 10:13:00 AM
A poem so powerful and emotional... Congrats on POTD dear Charmaine ~ Ani
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:31:00 AM
Thanks so much.
Date: 10/18/2020 10:01:00 AM
It took me a bit to catch on, but when I did, Wow! You are some kind of writer - juxtapositions and all! Congratulations! And into my favs.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:31:00 AM
Thanks so much.
Date: 10/18/2020 9:30:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD win. A sad yet wonderful story/write. So true for many. Enjoy your win..............
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:31:00 AM
Thanks so much
Date: 10/18/2020 8:54:00 AM
Congratulations on your POTD Charmaine. The more unacceptable abuse is brought out from the shadows and exposed to the light the better. Abuse can be subtle or seen in bruises and broken bones and it is a vicious cycle. It does not have to be accepted. Thank you for sharing this powerful and poignant poem.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:32:00 AM
Yes..It doesnt have to be accepted .Thanks for reading.
Date: 10/18/2020 8:25:00 AM
Powerful and elegant, and deep, lovely piece Charmaine. a fave pour moi. Congratulations on POTD! xomo
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:32:00 AM
Thanks so much
Date: 10/18/2020 7:07:00 AM
I am pretty much a newcomer on this site (some 4 days ago) so I hope you don't mind me stopping by. There are times when a poem captures the readers attention due to its very starkness, in this case virtually every syllable sounds as though it is riven from the very soul of the writer. This is undeniably a very strong composition - I won't enquire as to whether it's fact or fiction, but it was a great read. A hard act to follow for anyone wishing to be poet of the day. Very well done.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:34:00 AM
Welcome to Poetrysoup.I've been on PS for years but lately had become a stranger due to other commitments.Im glad I managed to make some "Me" time and return.I love to read poems by poets both old and new Enjoy it here .There are some amazing people.
Date: 10/18/2020 7:07:00 AM
Good one on a topic that we all should be more aware of in our lives. Congrats on being poet of the day. Sara
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:35:00 AM
Thanks so much sweet Lady.
Date: 10/18/2020 6:58:00 AM
Well done and very well written!! congratulations on POTD!
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:35:00 AM
Thanks so much.
Date: 10/18/2020 6:57:00 AM
Congratulations for your POTD.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:36:00 AM
Thanks so much.Stay Safe my good friend.
Date: 10/18/2020 6:06:00 AM
- Sad, but a lot of truth ... congratulations on your p.o.t.d., Charmaine :) - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:36:00 AM
Thanks so much sweet lady.
Date: 10/18/2020 6:01:00 AM
Hi Charmaine, I’m just coming back to say congratulations on getting the poem of the day. It was well deserved. Have a wonderful day:-) Alexis
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:36:00 AM
Hi Dear Alexis..Thanks so much x
Date: 10/18/2020 6:00:00 AM
Going to try to congratulate you on POTD for the umpteenth time.... Hope it works this time. Congrats on POTD.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:37:00 AM
Umpteenth..Sorry for that S.O.Thanks for your persistance .I appreciate you.
Date: 10/18/2020 5:31:00 AM
A wonderful write Charmaine, no one should live their life in someone’s shell, tormented by a living hell. Congratulations on poem of the day. Belle
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:37:00 AM
I agree.Thanks so much
Date: 10/18/2020 5:00:00 AM
Sadly many are in situations like these, yet choose to stay quiet, perhaps the fight is gone out of them, perhaps they think this is the way it should be, many convince themselves this is love. Bravo to the ones who extend the hand to help. Bravo to you Charmaine for this wonderful poem. Congratulations on POTD, well deserved.....Maria Hugs
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:38:00 AM
Yes sadly..these women/men who get caught up in a cycle of abuse exist.Thanks so much aweet lady.
Date: 10/18/2020 4:37:00 AM
Back with congrats, Charmaine, on poem of the day.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/19/2020 6:39:00 AM
Thanks so much.
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