Tag Archives: freedom

Her Love

Looking glass lies burned her eyes, lies she’d deny no more. She recognized the stalking thoughts, what they implied, what they said, how hatred filled their stares, threatening love, her love. Love was love and nothing less, so let them … Continue reading

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Her Post-Apocalyptic Night

Ruined and ruminating, her chilled heart an ancient past shared with those searching, her shadowed sunset believing all was lost, a post-apocalyptic night waiting for a new beginning. All her expectations were dust, all she’d lost were forgotten things in … Continue reading

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Never Again

She believed in her own heart. They suppressed it. She believed in her own thoughts. They suppressed those too. She believed in her aspirations. They dismantled them. She believed in her freedom. They dismantled that too. She believed in her … Continue reading

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Just an Idea

An idea, melded from many coming before. Just an idea, growing to include all, standing the test of hate and exclusion, but vulnerable to toxic forces, were they given life. An idea, an imperfect document seeking perfection, a shining torch, … Continue reading

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Signposts

Looking back, she could see the truth, see where she began to come undone, spending too much time wondering why others walked a road with preset signposts when her road had none. No signposts and no destination, she came to … Continue reading

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Freedom’s Air

Years in a cage dreaming of freedom, dreaming of being, wondering if when opportunity came if she’d be brave enough to thrive. The day arrived and freedom’s air invaded. At the threshold, she realized the one holding her back was … Continue reading

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Drawn Straight from Her Soul

The plummet, she decided, was a matter of inevitability. The truth of it, personal, and not for the reasons they claimed were true. Her fall was purposeful, having had enough of the material things they demanded she chase, the cost … Continue reading

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Taking Back Her Life

Incorporated serpent holding her tight, whispering desire, profiting, exploiting, monetizing her life, her mind. She was a falcon flying free, caught in a serpent’s coils, wrung as was wrung the land, the river she followed running dry. She screeched, bit … Continue reading

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Caught Between

Push and pull, caught in the middle, growing up too fast and not growing up at all. She wanted to hide, to cry in silence. She wanted to scream, let them know why. It made no sense wanting to die, … Continue reading

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Race to Conformity

Labels and tags… too old,  too young, never just right, defining us as not good enough until we die. We’re told to shirk labels, told to be ourselves, until our non-conformity stands out on the shelf. The label that matters, … Continue reading

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