Caprice. Verso: Masked Woman with a White Mouse circa 1894 by Aubrey Beardsley 1872-1898Time spent
Under harsh words
Working away at the edges
Harsh words sent back
Erosion occurs, the self
A backwash of pain-
Nothing gained
Too much lost.
Time spent
Issues of control
Fighting escalates
Silence ensues
Which is the only time
There is peace.
Then it begins anew-
Closing doors
That can’t be reopened.
Time spent
Knowing the true face
If others only knew
What they venerated
Distaste, in hiding,
Behind a screen of smiles
Trying to not scream-
Hoping for change
Hope in that, unfulfilled.
Time spent in sacrifice
Time spent in hiding
Time spent in fighting
Time spent in hoping
Time spent in hating
Time spent in escaping
Time spent in abuse
Time spent in isolation
Time spent wounded
Time spent hurt
Time spent 
Time spent
Time served

About StuHN

I am a creative individual with many areas of passion: Professional Storyteller; NYS Certified Drama Specialist/Educator; Professional Development Coordinator & Facilitator; Workshop Leader; sometime Puppeteer; Playwright; Director; Performer; Teaching Artist; and sometimes more.

Posted on February 9, 2013, in Anger, Despair, Family, Fear, Grief, Healing, Prayers, Therapy, Transformation and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. A sad, but stunning poem, Stuart . . . so moving!

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