Confused am I by family
but by self most of all
inner thoughts causing calamity
outer self ruined by one call

trust broken time and time again
betray, forgive, betray, over and over 
no forgiveness for siblings ten
trust, betray, forgive, breaking my cover

hurt by their actions and my own
unsure how to carry on with these choices
made in love maybe, hurt to the point of disown
thought of as crazy and asked if I hear voices

sisterhood is broken perhaps for good this time
no tears have I cried for her or her decisions
so deeply saddened this I carry out in rhyme
for this, there will be no more repetitions

  • Author: Amelia Hendricks (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: February 5th, 2023 13:30
  • Comment from author about the poem: My sister did something that hurt me, and I'm not sure why she did it, the only way I can truly process and express my emotions is through poetry when I'm happy, I write, and when I'm sad, I write, but especially when I am hurting I write.
  • Category: Family
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  • L. B. Mek

    (sadly, we don't get to choose our family
    yet, once we've developed our own sense of self
    it's important we realise
    family may be blood, and blood
    may be thicker
    may deserve our loyalty and patience
    we must include family members
    as part of our subjective
    grouping of the people
    in our lives..
    we need not walk with them day in
    day out
    we can extend an elongated line
    between us
    be there for them , in their time of need
    should we wish, to
    but live our life's, firmly
    from their toxic influence
    on our lives..
    We , Curate
    who gets to be graced
    by our Presence
    in life...
    choose family, as you would your friends
    just to be on the safe side
    keep a link open, a door
    half ajar
    in the hope, they may someday
    surprise you...)
    stay strong!
    thanks for sharing, dear poet

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