Join Free! | Login    
   Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Andrew Feder, iLannah Sawers-Diggins, iB. B. Riefner, iReverend Dr. Linda De Coff, iWill Clark, iAlan Cook, iFrank Stephenson, i

  Home > Self-Help > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Tasha Edwards

· + Follow Me
· Contact Me
· Books
· Poetry
· 21 Titles
· 63 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Before 2003


Subscribe to the Tasha Edwards Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Tasha Edwards, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

An Ode To You
by Tasha Edwards

Share   Print  Save   Follow
Recent poems by Tasha Edwards
•  i still play imagine sometimes
•  My First Love, My First Friend
•  Questions of The Poetic Art
•  distant cousins
•  Only In Silence
           >> View all 20

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

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

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))) :)

Mentoring To-Go (A GREAT Gift for Youth from 9-90 yrs.) by John Domino

MENTORING TO-GO! The first chapter includes a detailed exercise in goal setting. This is a GREAT way to start. It has proven techniques which can motivate one person or several peo..  
BookAds by Silver, Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.