Today, I am honoured to announce the publication of two of my poems, ‘Shattered’ and ‘The Last Best Pisstake’ in the anthology BeautiFUl Ways to Say… This anthology was compiled and edited by Katie Elizabeth, and is available from Amazon. All proceeds will go towards helping victims of domestic violence. I am very proud to have taken part in this worthy project, which uses art to support survivors and to honour those who can no longer speak.
Shattered: like glass in a windowpane
The night I left
The break was worth the pain
The night I struck out on my own
Shattered my nerves
Battered my face
Bruises first purple are yellowing now
Broken your power
Granted, my grace
To walk out of the door, to take courage and go
And yet unafraid
I take my first steps in a new life alone,
Shattered your image
Inside of your cell
Knowing never again will you find your way home.
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Powerful, yet delicate.
Thanks Nick 😊
Strong words, delivered as if on painful tippy toes, to sneak into the reader’s mind. A fine poem for sure.
Thank you Carolyn 🙏
This is so chilling and empowering all in one!
So well penned!
Thank you Cindy!
A most gracious gift Ingrid. A difficult subject to broach. ‘So well penned’! I love that! 😃
I’m pleased you appreciated it, Andi – thank you 😊
This is very moving and powerful. Pleased to hear that a wider audience will be able to read it in an anthology. Congratulations on publication.
Thank you Deborah 🙏
Splendid Ingrid. Splendid. Congratulations!
Thank you Gabriela, I really appreciate your support 🙂
Congratulations on publication of your poems. This worthy project must have been tough work.
Thanks for the follow.