I've Never Told


A memory supressed by thirty years

A face stained with biting tears

A life so full of irrational fears

I need you by my side


Like a pinata, I was a toy

Only to be broken, not to show joy

As quiet as a mouse, I was coy

I need you by my side


This all happened in my youth

As no one around me knew the truth

Like a fox "they" thought they were smooth

I need you by my side


They say I have a heart of gold

Despite the story I've never told

Forget all the drama that would unfold

I now can stand alone

  • Author: Christina (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: November 13th, 2017 07:42
  • Category: Unclassified
  • Views: 131
  • User favorite of this poem: Syd.


  • Drewp

    This is powerful.I hope it’s not written from personal experience. Still amazed at the power of words

    • Christina8

      Thanks so much for reading. I appreciate very much your kind words.

    • Goldfinch60

      Very strong write, I hope al, is well in your life now,

      • Christina8

        Thanks GF for the read. Yes, my life is fine now. Appreciate the compliment.

      • Michael Edwards

        Strong write from a strong person - well writ Christina.

        • Christina8

          Thank you Michael. It means so much to hear that!

        • Shadowbox15

          That is a powerful message. But, who are ‘they’?

          • Christina8

            I'd rather not say, but I appreciate the read and the reply very much!

          • Syd

            Hi Christina, l like this poem. You'l have to forgive me as I'm not too good at reviews but I'm a sucker for poems that rhyme and I like the punchline of that last stanza - Syd

            • Christina8

              Well thank you very much Syd! I appreciate that you liked it. Never worry about your review, just the fact that you did was great!

            • orchidee

              A fine write Christina. me new word for today: *looks up piñata*. Hey , it's put a squiggle over the 'n''. I never put it there! Oh, it's a tilde. Do shut up now Orchi, you're rambling. lol.

              • Christina8

                Thanks for reading and commenting orchidee! You are so silly!

              • BRIAN & ANGELA

                Ohhhhhhhhh PANDORA ~ You have at last opened the BOX ! So many intriguing triplets released in one Poetic Confession ! 30 years ~ tears ~ fears # toy ~ joy ~ coy # youth ~ truth ~ smooth # gold ~ told ~ unfold # And NOW ~ You can stand on your own two beautiful feet ~ AMEN ! I'm pleased you left it OBJECTIVE ANGEL ~ because you don't want to hurt ~ those you desperately wanted to love ! This is your best poem ever Angel ~ it flows and ripples like a cleansing Mountain Stream ~ I'm not surprised you got 20+ reads and lots of lovely comments ~ MPS Loves You (me included !) Thanks for caring & sharing ~ HUGS in the SPIRIT ~ BRIAN "Soul Searcher"

                • Christina8

                  Thank you for the incredible reply! Thanks for saying it was my best poem ever. I appreciate that. And your support! I was just writing what was on my soul. Thanks for caring. Spiritual hugs--Christina

                • Simple-Man87

                  This was incredible. These subtle secrets define our lives. You've become a very strong writer and an even stronger woman, due to your experience, thank you for sharing a bit of heart with us.

                  • Christina8

                    Thanks so much SM! I really appreciate your kindness and continued support. I also appreciate your kind words!

                  • Fay Slimm.

                    A heart-wrenching feel to this honest piece dear Christina - the positive ending shows how best to cope. Thanks for sharing a time of great challenge.

                    • Christina8

                      Thank you so much Fay on your read and reply! Yes, it was in fact challenging to write and post. I appreciate your continued support!--Christina

                    • WL Schuett

                      This feels like another step forward , good writing Christina!

                      • Christina8

                        Thanks so much Bill, I appreciate the read and the kind reply!

                      • peto

                        There is indeed a book in this
                        Good luck with it all
                        Brave inspiring lady

                        • Christina8

                          I thank you so much for your inspiration, and yes, the book title says it all!! Thank you also for your unending support, much appreciated!!

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