Before she Leaves

Mom. I’m here. What are you doing? Trying to get up. Why? Because I’m going home. Not today mom. You have to stay here. Tell me what you did today? We visited the neighbors. And that Spanish man. Did he tell you about dinner? He is having dinner with dad. We have to get home…… Continue reading Before she Leaves

Walk Away

~Walk away~ Straight ahead Do not sway Toddler tantrums From old men Who complain they Have it worse ~Walk away~ Head pounding Begging to burst Pause for an instant Long enough For dust to settle On my feet In my nose Better than stench Of his rotting soul ~Walk away~ You call my name Begging…… Continue reading Walk Away

Family Values

*TRIGGER WARNING – CONTENT CONTAINS REFERENCES TO CHILD ABUSE* The family values three squares at the table A nightly ritual force fed to the masses To bring us together in peace and harmony Share the day around our daily bread Bred from chaos A show more riveting than any on tv Girl watches from a…… Continue reading Family Values

I Want the Days Back

I want the days back   The days that were pure When happiness was simple and clear When nothing else mattered No darkness could find its way Rainbows and sunshine Too bright for any thing but light Days filled with babies Everything shining brand new Cuddles and gentle kisses Tickles and raspberries Crayons and glue…… Continue reading I Want the Days Back