In My Heart, Short stories/Poetry

What Moms Do

Okay, so I wasn’t perfect Sometimes I was too tough on you Said no when I should’ve said yes Not tough enough Said yes when I should’ve said no. Sometimes I held on so tight You had trouble spreading your wings. No, I didn’t get it right all the time But I did the best […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Got Played

Played? How can that be since I don’t do games? My love is real Did everything my mama said I should do. Men like good girls so I played nice I smiled sweetly and batted my lashes “Thank you, ” I said demurely when he opened the car door for me; I gushed when he […]

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Short stories/Poetry

What I Need

Don’t need you to love me like I love you; Just don’t make me hate you. Let my eyes drink in the sight of you. My heart skips a beat when you’re near, Two when you’re not. Hold me tightly in your embrace And make me believe I’m the only one. If there is another, […]

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Short stories/Poetry

A REAL Thanksgiving

Holiday turkey carved by the hands that stabbed me in the back; Casserole dishes served by the hands that slapped me; Desserts prepared by the  hands that left me bruised; Table seating family looking on with the eyes that burned me and the smiling mouths that bit me. I pasted on the smile I practiced […]

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Short stories/Poetry

Not the Real Me

I don’t know how to be honest when you’re looking at me like that expecting me to be more than I am. If you’re wanting more than the real me surely you cannot expect honesty. How can I be true when everything you like about me is a lie? To give you what you want […]

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