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Grace E Jul 2019
The gavel slammed.
“Guilty of sorcery,  conspiring with the devil, and being in possession of magical potions under guise of medicine.”
Elizabeth fought for her life
“I am no more a witch than you are a wizard! This is unjust!” She screamed, pleading.

That night they hanged her.
They congregated in front of the white church house. Rejoicing that they had rid themselves from the vice of the sin of  divinity infesting their beloved town.

3 years past

And The old white church
That lingered for years beneath
The mossy trees
Rose in flames lapping at the night air
And there they saw only her dark silhouette standing in the door.
And then
She was there no more.
Grace E Mar 2019
I decorate my black & white life
In red & blue lights
With an oath to uphold integrity
To balance wrong and right
I’m married to lady justice
My instincts, ready for the draw
I am a servant of the people
But I am also their law
Many people don’t give police men and women the respect they deserve. They see the worst parts of humanity every single day and one of their occupational hazards is not coming home to their family.. I appreciate their exsistence and respect what they do.
Grace E Mar 2019
Ladies and Gentlemen!

My next act,
Is one of mind bending originality.
Using only mirrors and shadows,
Allow me to contort your reality!
I employ the pledge to invite,
The turn excite
& the prestige,
To make you question,
What’s wrong & what right.
But remember, dear audience
Keep your gaze transfixed on the light
As I defy physics, stay in your seat
Lest you **** the illusion.
Please scream & throw roses at my feet.
You came here, after all
To have your intellects ruled.
& you let me do it
Because you loved to be fooled
Poets are word magicians
Grace E Apr 2019
Is a handsome man
With blue skin
Wears a black suit
And a sympathetic grin
He’s deceitful
He’s charming
And evil
And he loves me so much
At least that what he says
Wants me to get in his hearse
And run away
Wants to break me out
Of this painful
But he’s lying to me
He’s lying to you
Lying is the only thing
He knows how to do
Politely decline his offer
As good as he makes it seem
He leaves you as soon as you decide
It’s time to make yourself “just go to sleep”
That’s where he wants you
Broken, lame
“It’s everyone else’s fault”
You’re playing his game
It’s you. It’s you. It’s you.
Only YOU can save you
He’s a villain and he’s in your head
Don’t entertain him
Because he’ll laugh when you’re dead
Grace E Apr 2019
The beautiful warrior
Arranged her hair
And painted her lips cherry red
Her battle paint
She’s ready
Grace E Mar 2019
There’s a sudden chill in the air
The darkness looms, heavy
My skin tingles in fear
My forehead spikes in perspiration
The ghost hovers in my corner
My past is here to haunt me
Grace E Jul 2019
I just want to kiss his tear stained face,
And show him the type of love that could save someone from their darkest oblivions,
truly does exist
Grace E Jun 2019
Emancipated I looked on,
The world below me spun.
The last breaths of the day slipped away
Fleeting with the setting sun

Then, as if mirroring the stars above,
The lights of the city lit,
I opened my arms about to fall,
But decided against it.

Not today, not in this way
No, there’s still beauty left to behold
I trembled as I stepped down
And shivered in the deathly cold
Grace E Aug 2019
You left me to bleed,
You left me alone
I needed you
Grace E Jul 2019
I’ll never forget. How could I?
After the way you let me live and love in pure, reckless freedom?
And when everything fades, every tender touch becomes a snapshot memory, hung in some unattended gallery in my mind.. My heart will always remember you, darling.
The heart ALWAYS remembers.
Grace E Feb 1
She looked to the earth
And then to sky
The ground was too dull
She longed to fly
She pulled on her coat
And her soul spread it wings
The air in her heart
Grasping for higher things
Her hand reaching for heaven
And though she met her untimely fate
Her courage lives on in the hearts
Of all those who attempt to do something great
Grace E Jun 2019
We descend a little deeper
Into the dark vaults of each others minds
The shameful promiscuity's
We’ve encountered in our time
The recesses of drunken escapades
We’ve long since escaped
Kissing prostitutes
And laughing in Gods face
Yet how the years have broken us
How we found each other in the dirt
How fiercely we love each other
Because we’ve both been fiercely hurt
How the years melt away
In the cool evening of our love
How a garden blooms in our heart
A garden that grew out of death & mud
Grace E Apr 2019
I try my best to make it a “morning ritual”
Not a “morning routine
My “routine” has notes of mindless repetition
My “ritual” is a sacred sequence in which you do things mindfully, intentionally, and thoughtfully.
This life has too much magic in it to live it like it’s a routine :)
Grace E Jul 2019
we fought.
my emotions splashed into a million waves of chaos and catastrophe.
my heart sunk beneath the waves swelling up inside my ribs and into my throat
I was drowning my love. I was drowning.
Where were you?
I was tossed and tormented by our dispute.
when finally I reached out of the waters for the door **** to reconcile, I found you there.
How calm your world was,
when mine was apocalyptic.
Nice to know you care so much. Problems of being the passionate one. They will never write poetry for you, when all you do is bleed for them.
Grace E Feb 2019
Your love was like
An atomic blast in my heart
I wasn’t expecting that kind of power
Nor that kind of destruction
Grace E Dec 2019
I feel like an Audrey
In a world full of Marilyns
Grace E Apr 2019
You want perfection,
But aren’t willing to put in the work
To achieve it.
You get upset and say
“You’re burning down my paradise.”
But “your paradise” is dry enough to burn
Because you haven’t watered it.
All in all
You’re a bad gardener.
Grace E Mar 2019
Pointed toes
Touch the stage of life
The curtain opens
Delectable first step
The wind section of the orechestea ushers me in
I am the music
I am the audience
I am the dancer
All in one moment
Second step
The brass section barges into my being
I am the brass
Stomping with elegance
Storming with poise
I am the storm
I am the victim being flung around by wind and by brass
And silence
Ethereal skirt twill above my ankles
Passion and hate
Love and peace
Caught in the spot light
Beaming on stage
Chasing me like a criminal
Caught in a pursuit
I am the criminal
I am the law
Black. White.
Torture. Pleasure
Sailing through gravity
Raise a trembling hand to the light
Grace E Jan 2019
She spun her web
Lured you in with her long legs
Injected you with her poison
And ate your heart out
Grace E May 2019
Sticky, sweet nectar
lying like fresh dew
dripping and drizzling into our soft soil, dense & nurtured
our love was good ground
where two fragile buds felt elated to bloom together
Grace E Sep 2019
He abused himself
So of course he could abuse me
Grace E May 2019
It’s Friday, and tonight
I’m gonna sparkle
More than my champagne
Grace E Feb 2019
I traced the texture of your words
Like my heart was blind
And your voice was braille
Grace E Nov 2019
Behind the veil of gauzy show
Gaze into the eyes that house the soul
Behind the masks we all wear
Inside the pain we all bear
There is a common thread
Woven through us all
Behind our facades
And our socially acceptable wall
We are all in need of something
Something greater than us
We all have holes
That need to be filled up
We all share wounded innocence
Behind our outward features
So be kind always
To your fellow broken creatures
Grace E Jan 2019
The Sunshine State
With a golden lure
From her staggering mountains
To her playful shore
For a melancholy heart,
She’s a certain cure
May she bloom forever more
Grace E Aug 2019
Deep beneath the pines and firs
Looming in darkness, a mountains soul
Where the eagles make their roost
And the foxes dig their holes
A fire crackles to keep us warm
A blaze standing tall and bright
The forests darkness dims
And flees on the wings of firelight
Grace E Jun 2019
Drive with me
Hold my hand tight
I’m about to put my foot down
And we’re gonna disappear into the night
No cares no worries
No eyes to see or know
What I’m gonna do to you
When we park in a deserted canyon road
Kiss me deep, kiss me true
Kiss beneath the wavy blue
Empty sky, what will we find
Come with me
and I’ll blow your mind
Grace E Jun 2019
Sun dipped kisses
‘Neath a summer sky
A honeysuckle’s scent
Gently wafting by
You look so handsome
In your Wednesday’s best
My eyes dance under your gaze
In my soft pink dress
Picking wildflowers
In the dimming light
You kiss my hand
Under the cashmere twilight
Grace E Nov 2019
One can’t help but notice the staggering amount of people
Going broke,
To prove to other broke people,
That they aren’t broke.
Yah, the stupid purse cost three months rent, but at least my other broke friends don’t think I’m broke.
Grace E Feb 2019
Attack me with
And I’ll conquer you
With my peace
Grace E Mar 2019
If you truly love someone
You will delight in
Covering and healing their deepest shame
Never will you exploit and expose it more
Grace E Oct 2019
Only a truly weak man would try to prove his strength by hurting a woman.
Men that hurt women need some real men to show up and beat the sh*t out of him :)
Grace E Apr 2019
LA air
Invades every window of my car
Rolled all the way down
One hand draped free out the window
One hand firmly griping the steering wheel
My hand glides over the air
And rolls up & down, up & down
The purple mountains loom
In the distance
The sun reaches its last dying flares over the peachy plum sky
And bids goodnight to this side of the earth
I turn the refrain of Free Bird all the way up
As high as my volume will go
Step on the gas as hard as I can
And drive into the rising California stars
Grace E Aug 2019
Eternity’s a long time,
May as well dance tonight
Friday Night
Grace E Feb 2019
The stars begin
Their battalion march
With their banners raised
They ascend over the earth
Singing and twinkling
Healing yet piercing
Comforting yet penetrating
Darkness inspires once again
Grace E Jan 2019
He was early day
The first blush of dawn
The sun bursting through
The shoulders I hung my hope on

My heart was opened
The doubt unfurled
In the strength of his arms
My body was curled
I felt so safe
In the light he splashed through my dark world
Grace E Jun 2019
She’s pleads with you today
“Please listen.”
But her pleas fall like seed
Onto dead ground
You refuse.
You refuse her any kind sympathy
You refuse her a gentle touch
A word of affection
Or affirmation
No whispered assurance
Into her love starved ear
that everything is alright,
That you are not going anywhere
She keeps asking, begging really
For your ears to incline to her
But this too, you refuse to give
So tomorrow,
Don’t stare longingly out of your dusty morning window wondering to the dawn
“Where did I go wrong?”
It was right in front of you
And you lost her
You lost the one who loved you,
That you refused to love back
Grace E Apr 2019
You tried to intimidate me...
With threats so ominous and impending
But dear,
I’ve tread depths of hell,
People twice my age, haven’t glanced at.
I’ve gone to the lowest places of humanity.
Witnessed cruelty so ******,
Been hurt in ways, so mind altering.
My natural bend, is a dark one.
My default setting, is a hardend one.
So believe me when I say,
I’ve fought to become the woman I am.
I’ve fought for my life of normality.
And to have a home, husband and a cat,
Is more than what I ever thought my lot in this life would be.
These precious pieces of paradise I would give my life for in a second.
Defend to my dying breath just to keep them.
So darling believe me when I say
I’ve seen scary.
And you aren’t it.
You don’t have his smile...
And I am not intimidated by you.
Grace E Feb 2019
She was
A dormant volcano
Rumbling with untapped power
Long over-due
Waiting, seething
Grace E Jul 2019
I’m so sorry for being a horribly toxic person and bringing all my sorrows your way, as if they’re your problem.
Where am I meant to go?
It feels like there’s no where,
But down
Grace E Mar 2019
She breathed her lore through history
Her name, dripping in myth & legend
She never said a word to prove her worth
She let the fire in her belly
Do the convincing
Grace E Mar 2019
The days pass & he lingers
I sip on the memory  
Of his calloused fingers
Like he etched his initials into my skin
I, robed in his jacket
That still smells like him

I dance whenever I recall
Our nights together
When we exposed it all
I was the sea
We took and gave
& elated, he splashed
Inside my waves
Grace E Jul 2019
For fallen, she has.
Her brilliance has rust
Ashes to ashes
Dust to dust
Grace E Aug 2019
I forgot I am royalty
Too busy throwing my crown
At the feet of a man undeserving of my respect

Never again.
Grace E Mar 2019
Fear gripped his heart
His head dropped, in a bow
mouthing anxious prayers
He wiped the sweat from his brow

Adrenaline clothed his spirit
Palms bloodied with astillas
As trembling hands grasped his rosary
& he pled with Maria

The crowd thundered with cheers
The stadium started to quake
As he stood and sheathed his sword
The ground began to shake

He waved his right hand to the masses
The applause rumbled in floods
Drunk on a prehistoric instinct
& a twisted thirst for blood

The beast snorted in
Fierce, wild & hostile
He lowered his horns for battle
Rage plumed from his nostrils

The matador, stood unmoved
Not showing the creature his fear
Yet as the crowd trickled silent
He allowed himself a single tear

The victory was already his
The animal would never glimpse tomorrow
Yet he swirled his cape before the congregation
& to his opponent shouted “TORO!”
Grace E Dec 2019
Of course it was painful letting go,
But holding on, would’ve been a death sentence.
Grace E Sep 2019
I cannot deny,
The man could materialize anything I wished for.
A passing fancy, an eye catching item could and did appear whenever in his finacial power to do so.
I could have anything...
I knew it too.
But in the end all that fluff was to compensate for his lack of emotional richness.
The lack of any character depth or owning a strong self-identity.
I was never hungry with the man.
My belly was always full.
But my heart was always empty.
And it couldn't last. It was time.
Grace E Jan 30
She was asleep
And it was to your benefit,
But she has awoken again.
The smoke is rising from her belly.
From her dark depths the fire is rumbling.
The power inside her is ready to be realized.
She, a docile and cold mountain,
Is ready to erupt.
Heed her telling tremors and run. For she is a force to be reckoned with, indeed.
Grace E Apr 2019
me laying on a pillow from our bed. Both pillows are the same in every way.

Toxic Ex: give me my pillow I want it.

Me: ok, but they’re both the same pillow

TE: that ones more comfortable I want it.

Me: ok princess, here ya go

TE: slaps me across my face

Me, shocked, but not wanting to give him the satisfaction of seeing me cry: wow... did that make you feel like a bigger man?

TE: kicks me in my thigh so hard he leaves a bruise the size of an orange

Me: ...  just take the **** f
*ing pillow

TE: takes the pillow and goes to sleep. Wakes up and asks for ***.

eye roll
Yes, this happened to me (sadly) I still have slight PTSD from that relationship. He was my high school BF and the first one I lived with. It was stupid. I’m married now to the love of my life who offers the “better” pillow to me instead of demanding it for himself. WAIT for better. Don’t settle with trash..
Grace E Feb 2019
Singing light
Little sprite
Flutters by my window sill
Translucent wings
The fairy sings
Quite the otherworldly thrill
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