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An Ode To You
by Tasha Edwards

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flash back, back slaps, back biting,
breaking up, separating, reuniting
under false pretenses, glimpses of
dreams, shot down by mean words of
discouragement, memories of my back
against the wall, my head being pushed
to the ground, the threat of harm if I
made a sound, the feeling of being
a clown in a seven ring circus,
six of them against one of us,
deep seeded feelings of mistrust,
secrets demanded to be kept hush hush,
the rush to silence me, even in the violence of
friendly fire....

this is an ode to you, my past..

I retire.

while I am sometimes haunted by
whips of betrayal, breaches of trust,
reminders of half-ass commitments,
all validated by my usual contentment,
I just ain't with it no more...
recollections of being smothered
with my own sleeve, beaten with my
own love, misquoted, misunderstood,
mishandled, left in shambles...

when I realized that I was more likely to
commit suicide than homicide, I had to
open my eyes...
I valued the lives, feelings and hearts
of those who hurt me and didn't give a
damn about my own survival...

this is an ode to you, my past...

I retire.

When I Speak

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Reviewed by Lady GoldStar
This is so deep and strong, very raw. loved it! Lady
Reviewed by Trinette Cooper
Awesome poem! So heartfelt.
Reviewed by Sally Montoye (Reader)
Very good!!! This is such an important subject.
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
Good emotional write! Feelings well-displayed!!!!!

Sandie Angel :o) / May Lu $*_*$
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado
very good write, tasha! love, your friend, karen lynn. (((HUGS))) :)

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