RelapseRelapse in Free Verse More Like This
One for every time a little girl sat hurting and no one gave a shit.
One for every nightmare that no one would fucking believe.
One for every time I should have cried and I suppressed it all away.
One for every family member that turned their back on me.
One for every friend that I destroyed.
One for all the lies that never phased me.
One for the guilt that never grew.
One for belief.
One for love.
One just fucking because.
One for every smile that I faked and look of pain I turned away.
One for home, one for hate, one for every shiver every quake.
One for every addict, every priest, every liar.
One for the kindness of a stranger.
One for me and one for you and one for the parents who never fucking knew.
One for giving up.
One for pushing on.
One for perspective, truth, and moving on.
One for every burn.
One for every ache.
One for every crack etched into my face.
One because I love you.
One because I hate you.
One because it doesn't even phase you.
One because I'm deaf.
One because I
Life CycleAs a child you said you would protect meLife Cycle in Free Verse More Like This
When in the darkness you used me
When I reached out for your help
There was no reply
Now I look at her and tell her I will never leave
When I take her innocence
My heart is like stone
I have no reply
So she grows older and moves away
Each time I visit the shelter
The police come to take me away
The circle remains unbroken
Each time I repeat it
Until at long last