The Road to Respect

Photo: CA Hawthorne
Photo: CA Hawthorne
There was a special pain
in the moment she realized
years of investment
had made her a thing discarded.

Her two-way road to truth
was a one-way lane fraught with lies,
all the sweet words in the world
still amounting to the wrong direction.

It was time choose herself,
to find a place where respect waited
or she'd keep on going
knowing self-respect was with her.

©November 2022
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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