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Author Name: Freewritelady 5 Comments
Date Added: January 19, 2005 06:01:57 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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What gave you that right?

To destroy what my parents so lovingly instilled;

to maime what had taken a lifetime to secure?

to ridicule, annihilate and shove to the sidelines of your ego....

my very soul, my passions and hopes, my work

smiles and days of joy.

Who gave you permission?

I guess I did,

when I decided to become your mentor and not your partner.

Who took your heart away, knave?

And made you desire to have others live in

that bleak existence?

You placed that pillow over my face, smothered what lived in me.

But the dead do return; ask Lazarus.

What you have taken from me I will replenish.

I am stronger than even I knew.

I can withstand winds of misfortune and lovelessness.

It is you I feel sorrow for;

alone and exiled into your own prison of gloom and void.

It is you who will sit alone at the end of days.

Shame rests on your shoulders, you bear this beast of burden;

to carry it with you, forever on.

A mustard seed of hope still lies within my heart, and with that I will resow; reharvest.

Basking in the sun, defiant.
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Comment By: FreeSteve on April 4, 2008 09:41:24 AM Report
Wow you go girl....but let me get out of the way first.   I am enjoying the evolution of your writing.
Comment By: FreePaul Peter McLean on July 25, 2005 04:02:50 PM Report
Strong words, Barbie, and a very defiant, self-assured message. I'm glad I wasn't the recipient of this.
Comment By: Freebecca on January 30, 2005 04:59:25 AM Report
This is DEEP...
Makes me think and contemplate on it Nice write :)
Comment By: FreeHenry M. on January 22, 2005 08:53:37 AM Report
Bravo, your display of emotion in this piece is wonderfully descripted. i applaud your strength and intestinal fortitude. Henry
Comment By: Free1 on January 21, 2005 08:16:39 AM Report
I can feel your anger, hurt and disbelief. I see also the words that spell out trajedy and yet another page is turned. The irony of hurting others. You're right in your words saying that such a person has merely burdened their own shoulders. Good work.
Sincerely, Ara


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