Grew Up Too Soon: Parts V and VI




Panties missing;
Dresses soiled;
Souls of daughters distant
trying to push the shame away;
she carries on
like everything’s the same;
then one day, she returns
to find her gone:
fleeing for safety,
fleeing for a place
to truly call home,
telling others about the things
she couldn’t say to her mom;
her mom’s answer–the unthinkable:
“Those are lies; that’s not true!”


She has let sticks destroy
mother/daughter bonds
extremely quick
eyes once filled with love for her
are black with disgust
because she makes them sick;
oh, one almost forgot to mention
that she lost one to the system
because of her denial
and now the same stuff’s happening
to her twelve year old child.



Poet, short story writer, and aspiring novelist. This blog details my writing journey and everything in between: supporting other writers, doing a feature column and serving as editor-in-chief for All Authors Magazine Online.

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Posted in national poetry month 2013

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