That’s the Trouble…

That’s the Trouble…

Sometimes your shackled By a seemingly innocuous soul Sometimes your jailer Wears the face of a friend Sometimes your prison is made By the one you trust Sometimes your monster Was never in your closet But rather at your bedside Tucking you in And that’s the trouble...

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Unapologetic

Unapologetic

Are you looking for something? An apology? You. Will. Never. Get. One. Look in my motherfucking eyes- Long and hard. I am done feeling guilty. Sorry... Ashamed... Walking around like a little bitch. My anger is unusual. A flavor you’ve never had. Better open up wide-...

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The Empath’s Journey

The Empath’s Journey

Always, on my life's journey, For as long as I can remember, The "other" has assigned me a role. The consummate friend. The submissive woman. The good Christian. The sacrificing mom. The helpful neighbor. The one to take the blame. The one to come to the rescue. I...

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Survivor

Survivor

What did I ask of you? Any of you? When I went through my dark night of the soul? Did I ask you to listen? While I vented and railed? Did I ask you to fix me? Help me? Save me? Did I ask you for anything? …Anything at all? Even though you looked at my pain, Just the...

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The Lie They Told

The Lie They Told

I was told you were a traitOwned by an immortalGiven to jealousy & rage From the beginningYou were black and shadedDark ink, ominous skies You were hopeWith pending doomJust a narrow escape I was told you were free-For a price Unconditional-Depending on me...

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So Very…Blessed?

So Very…Blessed?

You were just a childWith dreams, desires Feelings in flight‘Neath your breast Before. Dad took piecesMom took parts- In the name of godIn the name of love Saying place them hereYour mind, your heart Leave them on the alter. God is perfect…but you? Don’t worry, child...

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The Drug of Religion

The Drug of Religion

I’ll hold this coinTill it cuts my palm I’ll say the wordsTill they’re branded on my skin I’ll recite the prayerTill my mouth cracks and bleeds I’ll take the stepsTill there’s none of me left Wake up. This is no ordinary prisonNo ordinary rehab center The wallpaper is...

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The Truth About Chronic Pain

The Truth About Chronic Pain

If they could fix me They would feel better- About themselves. They never listen Only diagnose And troubleshoot Because to sit and be silent Is to be powerless- Be powerless with me. And who can do that? I’ve hid my pain Behind a disguise Because always Every stop...

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The Narcissist’s Haunting

The Narcissist’s Haunting

If only I believed in demonsThen maybe I could exorcise you Hungover from another visitWithout a single drop of alcohol Head poundingStomach in knotsUnease wracking my nerves Wasn’t it enough that I lost myself to youNow I watch it on replayAnother wide-eyed...

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Welcome! Feel free to read a blog, leave a comment or learn about my published work. Bonnie Leonard

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