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Hidden in Childhood – Now Available on Amazon

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.

Case Closed

You carry melancholy
in a suitcase
full of hope
It is a familiar
travel companion
Hope may find joy
but ultimately it leaves you

Knowing deep
in your soul
pessimism rules
In abandoned dreams
from long ago
is where you
find yourself

The trust in parents
to protect and love
Your well-being discarded
While their emotional wars
are waged relentlessly
You, played like a pawn

Their flawed wisdom
damaging all
Misguided by upbringing
You are what you are taught
A product
of the toxic environment
in which you live

You surrendered
everything for love
and it played on your
for happiness 
The suitcase remains
closed like your heart

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Hope’s Flickering Flame

Hope’s Flickering Flame

Hope flickering
like candlelight
in a cool breeze
Once burning bright
A beacon of belief
Guiding, gently pushing
towards dreams
Now waning like the moon
losing its fullness
Hope’s flickering flame
Doomed to be doused
Leaving a heavy heart

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Word Prompt

Flickering - RDP
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