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My Belladonna
by Lily of Lough Neagh a.k.a C. Dennis-Woosley
Friday, August 03, 2012
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Toxicivity in relationships never work; they slowly die until the chain is broken. ~Lily of Lough Neagh~

 My Belladonna


So delicate appear

Your outward gentle self

But see beyond the petals

Your poison to myself


Crimson are your words

Oh how you had me fooled

Slowly as I choke

Yet tend to you I do


With acid for your words

The parchment paper burns

No longer can I feel

A numbingness occurred


For as your oak I stood

To give you needed shade

But now my roots are dying

And shoots are just the same


Your berries as they fall

And roll along the ground

Are killing all the hatchlings

Don’t you think profound?


Yet tarry and you grow

Your acid rain you spread

For care not that you do

And merely turn your head


My presence is ignored

You only yawn and snore

Hear my words I beg

For soon they’ll be no more


For I must stand for me

I cannot do for you

It’s time to move my roots

For mine own self be true


Carolee Dennis-Woosley

August 3, 2012

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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/14/2014
Sad to "say," you share a timeless and universal theme of many human relationships through your verses here, Carol. I can relate to a lot of what you have expressed here although, thankfully, I have not experienced the "toxicity" and "acidity" to which you allude. Still, I have hurt enough to be able to understand well. Love and best wishes to you,

xo Regis
Reviewed by Diane Miller (Reader) 8/13/2012
This is a tragic relationship one those two people do not belong in

Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 8/5/2012
So well written of disilusionment
and the wisdom to move on *Carol*

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Dark Knight 8/4/2012
whew-woman you write so deep and powerfully-may true love find its way to your door and never any toxic ones-well done
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 8/3/2012
Being taken for granted hurts. Mean words hurt. These things can make you sick. Run for your life!

Love ya!

Reviewed by Budd Nelson 8/3/2012
your words here are deep and should be heeded, i dearly hope you write of another, or past. such a poisonous relationship kills all that is fruitful growth.
Reviewed by Ed J. 8/3/2012
Poison of the words and hand can never be cured they leave their mark forever in a soul. There may never be a solution. You are so very gifted when it comes to expressing the deepest emotions.

Stay well and keep writing
Reviewed by Mark Huntsman (Reader) 8/3/2012
Poison relationships aren't good Lilly. I was in one many years ago and got out. Fortunately I found my beautiful wife now and our little girl is our angel.

Reviewed by Gail Delaney (Reader) 8/3/2012
A Poisonous relationship indeed! Not one that should be remained in.

Great one Lily!

Reviewed by Edith Wilde (Reader) 8/3/2012
They needed to think things through before they were married and had children. It's the children who suffer so

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge Poetess Of The Heart 8/3/2012
Yes this kind or relationship dies, there is nothing to cure it. The only option is to heal thyself.
Reviewed by dan Rosenhagen 8/3/2012
Love it Carol, I think Belladonna although poison, in moderation was used in magic ceremonies as a halluciogenic. But nontheless, your message of being true to ones self, is a wise old tree, stemming branches of truth.

Peace and love forever
Reviewed by S Bergerac (Reader) 8/3/2012
My dear lady Lily, it is a sad situation that one can be so fooled by another. That one must live such indignities that you have written so well.

I bow and tip my hat to you

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 8/3/2012
Love and relationships aren't all they are cracked up to be...e
Reviewed by D. Vegas 8/3/2012
Carol, It is called standing up for yourself...

Reviewed by Gert van Weenen (Reader) 8/3/2012
Great reflection of a relation that doesn't work.
It can only mean one thing and you come to the same conclusion:
make the choice for yourself, stand for yourself.

Fantastic writing Carolee
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton 8/3/2012
It has always been a mystery to me as to why a relationship can go from euphoria in the first days and months to a choking, dying and absolute hatefulness soon after. I think the warning signs were there even in the beginning, but most people are so deliriously happy with the person they fell in love with, that they saw, but against their better judgment, ignored.
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