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Kathleen L. McDonald

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Night Swallowed Day
by Kathleen L. McDonald
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Sometimes Nighttime can be a bad time.

Digging through the trenches of my mind
trying to keep every bad memory at bay
I swallowed long and hard
Jolting me from this time into yesterday
When old haunts gather and nestle in my bed
The nights swallowed the day
Fear enters my heart and soul
For nightmares come to prey
Innocence of a young girls dream
Roughened by an uncaring man
Abused and torn she silently prayed
Never to trust her heart to another again
Years of fear changed her
From a youthful happy girl
Into a scared and frightened woman
Up against the world
time passes and plans were laid to run
Money secreted away,,,clothes shipped out
Waiting for the right time had begun
Now a shell...thick and unpenetrable
takes this hearts place
No more more pain
Memories never erased

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Reviewed by Elizabeth Russo
A heart-wrenching piece, Kathy. The pain is palpable. Familiar to too many, I think. ~Hugs, Elizabeth
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Poignant expression of a tragic reality for far too many
innocents, Kathleen.
The depth of your experience & wisdom shines through each line.
Brava, poetess!
Reviewed by baz busbe
A very moving and heartfelt poem, woman (or men) from an abusive relationship have so much taken away from them. God bless. Baz
Reviewed by Mark Lichterman
So often I read the words that have been written by people that I now call friends and I find it hard to believe that what they write is from, or due to their own experiences and hope that the words they write are just words cleverly or beautifully constructed to make the reader thoughtful or happy or sad, and this is most certainly the case here Hazel Eyes. I do hope that these are just words and not built of a true nightmare.
Your friend; Mark
Reviewed by Rose Rideout
Straight from the heart Kathleen, beautiful.

Newfie Hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A compelling and meaningful sharing, Kathi. Thank you. Love and best wishes to you,

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan
so sad but also so well portrayed-painful realities here but strength prevails in the end
Reviewed by Natosha Davis
I can relate to your words here.
Reviewed by George Carroll
Poignant poetry of abuse that tears at many a young woman's heart and mind and leaves them with haunting memories until the right man comes along and erases them.

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