Heart on my sleeve.

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This is me here I stand,

You’ve taken my heart and crushed it in your hand.

Your words hurt they beat me down.

With a smile you watch me drown.

In my blood you see me thrash,

 Laying bets to when I’ll crash!

Beat me, slap me with your words

My mouth is taped, so my screams can’t be heard.

Cut me carve me it is nothing I have not done before .

Lost and wrecked on emotion’s shore.

Abuse me use me sate your need

Throw me off like an unwanted weed.

See my heart it’s wrent it in two

See it there on my sleeve for you.

No pride left I let it bleed dry

You don’t see the need within my eye.

There is not much more I can do

You tample on my soul, it’s black and blue

I stand here screaming silently

Bleeding need and blood constantly.

Hit me kick me just don’t look at my face,

No matter how hard I tried I’ve lost this race.

Here it comes the huge and vicious mouth

I can’t take any more I fall and stumble south.

Damn you damn you what can I do

To get respect or love from you.

Love okay it’s too late

Sorry, will  not compensate



This is just a poem.

45 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. bwcarey
    Feb 22, 2021 @ 23:15:24

    you artistic flair is growing, the ring of truth, you talk for many with your words, hope the health is good to you and yours, you will be publishing a book of poems if you continue at this rate, thanks


  2. Marsha
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 00:20:20

    Willow, what a sad poem. It’s beautifully written, but how horrible to be in this position.


  3. Sadje
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 02:40:24

    Very hard hitting poem Willow. Beautifully written


  4. Ritu
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 05:59:40

    Wow, Sis! What a poem to wake up to!💜


  5. socialbridge
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 10:13:32

    Well done for highlighting the issue so well.


  6. LucciaGray
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 12:47:41

    Wow! Powerful words. I feel her rage as if it were mine. Well done.


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  8. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 16:52:55

    Extremely well written hard hitting poem. Very dark. But written so well I had to read it.


  9. blindzanygirl
    Feb 23, 2021 @ 17:46:54

    This is very powerful


  10. Betty Hayes Albright
    Mar 01, 2021 @ 05:19:44

    This is so powerful, Willow… ❤


    • willowdot21
      Mar 01, 2021 @ 08:22:10

      Thank you Betty it’s so sad that so many, male and female suffer. The lockdowns aggravates the problem. 💜


      • Betty Hayes Albright
        Mar 01, 2021 @ 22:14:48

        Yes, sadly that’s the case…. 💔

        Sorry I’ve gotten behind reading again, Willow. Am taking a little break, but I don’t want to lose touch with you. How have you been? Hopefully staying well?

      • willowdot21
        Mar 01, 2021 @ 22:32:56

        Hi Betty we are okay, hubby and I have had our first Vaccinations, hubby is three weeks ahead of me. Have you had your vaccinations. Don’t worry about having a break, I will always be here and happy to see you. How is your back 💜💜

      • Betty Hayes Albright
        Mar 01, 2021 @ 23:12:38

        Willow, I’m happy you’re well, and glad to hear you’re vaccinated! My husband had both shots…I’m still waiting. (They’re short on vaccine at my clinic. Hopefully soon.) Continued chronic all-over pain here but otherwise okay. 😊Am just happy spring is coming! 🌷

      • willowdot21
        Mar 01, 2021 @ 23:29:02

        Fingers crossed that you get your shots very soon. Sorry about your pain but yes Spring is on the way, all the spring flowers are in bloom 💜

      • Betty Hayes Albright
        Mar 02, 2021 @ 01:31:45

        Yes indeed!

      • willowdot21
        Mar 02, 2021 @ 08:57:10


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