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World of Despair

Her eyes sparkle in the sun.
Like the warmth of gold honey.
Her cheeks are rose-red.
Blissful and kind.
Gleaming a radiant smile.

In a world of lies.
Hidden away.
A world of despair.
She doesn’t say.

Day by day, she conquers away.
Nourishing herself of lies,
Just to pull through the day.

Living with regrets,
She reprehends herself
With the life of misuse,
Rebuked and mismanaged.

Drawing back in fear,
With the verge of a hand.
Condemned with lacerating words.

Shielding everyone out.
Knowing consequences she’ll entail,
If she retreats.

She yearns for herself.
Delicately fragile.
Pursuing herself.
Mending patches of life.
Drowning in oppression,
but swimming in quicksand
to get out.
Imperceptibly she heals.

About this poem

This is one of my many poems I have written. This poem is about an abusive relationship. She survives through the hard times and over some time she heals herself after leaving.

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Written on December 01, 2020

Submitted by cfautherree on July 22, 2021

Modified by davidb

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Christina Rozeline

Christina Rozeline has been a poet since the age of eleven. She has poetry dated back from her middle school days. She is currently working on her first novel about marital abuse. Christina passes her time by writing with her friends at her local coffee shop. She sparkles, shines, and lights up a room wherever she goes. more…

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  • sherriebenedict1982
    "I was able to fully understand your message in this poem! I struggle with mental illness daily that makes me shut the world out. Sometimes our mind feels safest that way!" Keep writing please. I really enjoyed reading this. You're an amazing person 
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