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Jason Feb 16
~~TW - Child Abuse~~

I learned all I needed about women when I was twelve,
When my own mother left me to fend for myself.

See I was a scrawny annoyance, he was a 300 lb. catch,
And she simply refused to referee such an uneven match.

So she turned her back on me, left me for dead,
And he used me like a punching bag (just not in the head).

I guess she could deny it, if there were no bruises to see,
****, she barely reacted when he almost killed me.

He was jobless and living with us, doing artwork for some bar,
I laughed at his work and the look on his face said I'd gone too far.

He shot up like a flash, I'd never seen a 7-foot redneck move so fast!
He chased me down, grabbed my throat, and said I'd breathed my last.

He lifted me off the floor, and said this life was not to be treasured,
Then punched me in the stomach; Once, Twice, and Thrice for good measure!

His contempt only flourished in sight of the cross at my neck,
So he tore it off and spit on it, he wasn't scared of goin' to heck.

When I was nearly unconscious he finally left me fall,
He kicked me, asked where my God was, and left me gasping in the hall.

When he'd passed out drunk I told my mom what he'd done,
She patted my knee, "Do you expect me to believe that, son?"

"It's such a hard life, being a single mom, I hope you understand.
That's why I'll never forgive you, if you drive away this man."

So yeah, you'll never have trouble convincing me men are crap,
But likewise, I know women are no better, and that is a fact.
© 02/15/21 Jason R. Michie All Rights Reserved
John McCafferty Nov 2020
Emotions tend to turn the tide
Our thoughts and dreams are magnified
Into just a single life

Priorities are often rushed
Once committed hard to stop
Foresight is incongruous

As the route to pass multiplies
Such pressures placed upon our kind
Consumed inside collective minds
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Roro Aug 2020
When life is all about fixing whats wrong

Then everything right, good, and strong

Won't stay, pass by, or come along.
You can't always be happy,
Otherwise, you might fail to realize
The value of a smile after you frown,
The essence of getting up when you're down
The things you do when you try to have a lasting change,
When you try to have the priorities in your life rearranged
For even the darkest night will end,
And the sun will again rise
You are willing to be a new person,
But are you willing to pay that price?
Working towards achieving a sense of lasting happiness is a real effort not many are willing to undertake. It requires hard work and dedication to improve your own self to be more positive and happy. Even though it seems like a distant dream, for being happy is about living in the moment and sometimes overcoming them too.
John McCafferty Jul 2020
Blame the restraints
for putting things off
When juggling lots
are you equipped to restrict
Having let previous priorities slip
Is a sense of urgency necessary
to measure the relevance of discipline

Hesitant rings when the end is nigh
The bottom line aligned to confine
Day turns to night in the passage of time
Ignorance's bliss blisters bright
As the goal is narrowing
A margin call for all your foresight
You've done enough not to miss
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rarae aves May 2020
Don’t dwell on being the best
Just focus on doing your best
We reap what we sow
Asominate May 2020
Dates keep changing
Rearranging priorities
For some reason everyone of them's above me!

I'm below them
The worthless me
Unimportant, oh!

Why still can they not see?
Their own actions, priorities
Didn't make the list
Unmissed, amiss, unnecessary

Time comes, time goes
Everyone knows this
All within their minds

Things to do
I still go unnoticed
A year a time

My needs are a mistake
I make them into happy
It's not appreciated
I am in their way, very much
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