Shine

I remember 21 and 23

the iron fence and you and me

Then came the storm of voices and fears

the all nighters of talking down and body sobbing aches

we tranquilized the banshees that tormented you

pill up pill down

Mary Poppins style for  you my sugar

until you were comfortable

until you were numb

inside your very own medicated prism of bent and fractured light

You still could shine

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Author: valo

I am a poet, writer and activist with a special interest in human rights for children and women as well as the elimination of poverty worldwide. If you read this today, feed someone locally for me will you? Drop off a non perishable food item at the food bank nearest you and consider yourself hugged. Thank you!

8 thoughts on “Shine”

    1. Dave really was a good man. The child abuse he suffered at the hands of his father, his mother’s suicide, the drugs that destroyed his mental health, these were his burdens and although I tried to carry them with and for him sometimes it just wasn’t enough. Sometimes there is never enough love to fix what is broken or to keep someone alive. Love cannot fix everything, we just wish it could.

  1. Sad but so, so beautiful. . .

    “until you were comfortable

    until you were numb

    inside your very own medicated prism of bent and fractured light

    You still could shine”

    Takes me winging back through the years, evokes memories of a life I once knew, in another place, in another time.

    LSD trips, pink floyd, up all night trying to come down.

    Your words have power.

    1. Those other places and other times make us wise in some very tender places Singer. Your comment meant a great deal to me because you understand fully what this is about. hugs 🙂

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