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I hear but I do not listen
to the sounds

Of the thudding, pounding fury of
Your fists,

Landing upon pliant, willing, submissive
And yielding flesh

I look but I do not see
The skin discolored
Broken, bruised, bleeding

I refuse to shed the tears
Sparkling, hot, stinging

My eyelids
Hold them hostage

For this is my triumph that
I do not give in to despair

My mind groans beneath the weight
Of your insults, taunts and intolerance

My back bears the burden
Of your body
Crushing, claiming, conquering

And I lie
Still, stiff, striving to
Ignore the pain
so raw, searing, severe,
seeming to tear in two

In triumph I crawl
From under you

Knowing that you will
Never own me

For my spirit remains
untamed, indomitable

Here I prevail
Cocooned in my true self

I am unbroken


jodelight's picture


What a powerful piece. Thank you for writing this. I see your strength within the struggle. Your spirit is courageous, and you are unbroken.

Sending love...


itsdelta's picture


Thanks, Jody. I believe in the resilience of the human spirit....capable of enduring, surviving and outlasting oppression, tragedy and violence.

warm regards,


Sharese's picture

You. Are. Amazing.

I have no words. Only a deep feeling in my chest that if I could look upon your face, your eyes to mine, I could possibly convey.

I hope to connect with you one day my friend.

Much Peace and Love,


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