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Life Before & Life Now
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As a child you rely on your family to show you love and care


What can you do when they seem so unaware


Your mother and father wrapped up in their own world


The constant fighting and yelling, anger and indifference


Your world is a shattered glass ball


You must tread carefully lest you get cut


And when it’s turned on you, what can you do


When your father hates you, and you know it


Feel it with your whole heart


And with no need, he keeps proving it


But your mother needs him, has to have a man


Thinks she can’t make it with two kids on her own


Where does that leave you, her child


Feeling alone and unworthy of better


And you grow up feeling these things


 


 


You can’t go with out a man


He twists your insides till they  resemble a pretzel


He rages at you, claiming your worthlessness


He abuses you in all realms unmercifully...yet you stay


Your children watch in fear and confusion


You try to comfort yourself with saying…


 at least you know what they feel


You can talk to them, tell them you understand


You do all you can to shield them


But it finds them just the same


The cycle continues through you


Are you strong enough to break it


Is your fear of being alone in the world


With no money and two kids more than you can stand


Can you be stronger than her, your mother


Take your loneliness, insecurities and worries and flee


Look at your life before...and look at it now….

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Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 2/16/2005
NO NO NO, It should never be this way.....
Reviewed by Jaclynn Huntington 9/17/2003
Bravo!! Overflowing with insight, wisdom, and emotion.

~Jackie~
Reviewed by ya mama (Reader) 9/12/2003
a nice poem with strong message.

Beside Still Waters by Jill Eisnaugle

Each person is but a grain of sand resting beside the sea. This thought sets the tone for Jill Eisnaugle’s latest poetry collection, Beside Still Waters...  
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