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The Gavel
by Michelle Close Mills
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Some relationships are so toxic that the only remedy is divorce...


With the clap of a gavel,



they were gone.




the hopes…



the dreams...



the fire…



My ear against your chest,



listening to your heart beat,



keeping rhythm with mine.



The rustle of sheets,



impassioned whispers



of love…



of promise…



Your tender kiss upon my lips…



Your hands caressing my face…



We were beautiful.




Then, reality…




the bruises…



the shouts…



the threats…



doors kicked open...



Terrified of



what might happen



if I slept…



Your perversion…



My regrets…



isolation, worthlessness,



broken vows,



anguish, betrayal…




With the clap of a gavel,



they were gone.





Then, the mending of a shattered life...




the sorrow…



the anger…



the tears…



coming together



with others like me.



shared pain…



a light at the end



of the tunnel.



restored courage…



renewed purpose…



born of forgiveness.



A chance to start over,



to be without fear.




With the clap of the gavel,



came hope.




Michelle Close Mills ©




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Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary
Very well done! Concise truth and relief is palpable throughout.
Reviewed by Goddess Love (Reader)
I wish to commend you for writing this strong and emotional write. Such power and strength in your words.
Reviewed by L. Figgins
And a strength you didn't know you possessed. Concentrated power! Well done, Michelle...
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
Honest and thus very powerful. My words will not do justice to what you express here, Michelle. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by C. J. Stevens
An eloquent poem, powerful, and one that truly has staying power.
Reviewed by Felix Perry
This is strong and filled with all the emotions of love found lost and found again.

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