I am excited to share that I have two poems included in the new Anthology of Poetry called Hidden in Childhood edited by Gabriela Marie Milton. It is available for purchase now on Amazon. Below I am sharing the first poem Case Closed.
He never listened. Oh, he heard, but was incapable of listening to her.
In the beginning she loved his intelligence and sweetness. There was something deliciously romantic about his thoughtful gestures. He cast a spell on her, capturing her in his jeweled web. Making sure she was good and stuck in place. She could neither come nor go. The quirkiness of his personality once refreshing and keeping her always on her toes, now suffocating. Trapped by his weirdness that quickly lost its appeal. Squeezing the breath from her lungs and energy from her body.
What she mistakenly took for romance was actually a predator luring his prey. Now his web constricts and chokes her until she is no more. To her, death is quite romantic. She speaks no more but he didn’t listen to her anyway. If he couldn’t have her, then nobody would.
Would that those spiteful words Be unsaid So my cracked heart stings no more Had I not seen you then surely my happiness would still be in tact Our love song was unsung I accepted the ending and have only myself to blame That ship had sailed You had slipped from sight beneath the waves of life’s disorder and I pulled you back to the surface Can a sight be unseen? Can words ever be unheard?
When there was no hope in your world I was there for you When your heart ached I soothed your pain When you needed me the most I let you lean on me When you saw no future I painted you a new one When others hurt you I consoled you When you felt like there was no tomorrow I cried with you When you felt lost and sad I comforted you When you needed to remember I made a note for you When you were hungry I nourished you When lost in your own darkness I would shine a light for you
I am your support, your crutch Your everything But making you whole Has broken me in pieces