All posts tagged: abusive mothers

Hermetic Priciples

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As above so below As within so outwith As mother so father Every cause has its effect Every effect has its cause Child your roots were never lost Child your father never cross Child stop playing a broken record Child start listening to the truth As within you hold the answers And your soul knows but do you?

Mourning

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Parental Alienation Mourning Time lost Opportunities lost My heart breaks Every day Watching you wait I worry Every day That the sadness will take over Engulf you too much I am sad For them I know how no dad feels like The echo is still painful The border between The three of you Isn’t permanent But it might as well be The Mexican wall Is her manipulation As intangible as the other narcissist’s dream But […]

Told you

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parental alienation / Poem

Told you not to poke the bear Told you not to eat the Cake Told you not to play with them Told you not to tread so loudly Told you not to love your dad Defended you against the bear Saved you from becoming fat Yelled at them for being mean Taught you how to be considerate Rewarded you for calling him names Never told you bear was friend Never told you cake makes happy […]

Suffixes for Abuse

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The prefixes you have for meUsually start with fucking (insert derogatory term here)You used them the moment you knew off meNot anything about me–just off me A threat to your carefully spun web of deceitOf course you feel threatened by meYou cannot manipulate meYou cannot predict me Your open threat:‘Hands down I will win.’Won’t work with meI am healing–the nounThat means I am ripping off band-aids Granddad always said:‘Let air touch the wound to heal.’Air, […]

Daughter

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the photo of cake my stepdaughter made turned into an abstract piece of art with mirror imaging which makes it look like a later Vitorian brooch

Life isn’t Mutually exclusive Love isn’t Mutually exclusive Your space to live To thrive To grow My space to live To thrive To grow His love for you His love for me My love for you My love for him There is so much space For it all However, protect your love Your love for yourself Her pain Is not yours to carry Her darkness Is not yours to follow Her abuse Is not yours […]

Abused Men

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photo overlaying three different pictures mountains in the background a soap bubble close up alternated so it looks like the moon of an alian planet and lightining bolts zig zagging across

Like an Ikea shelf She dismantled him There were screws left Who cares She shrugged Women can be abusers too Get over it Trembling the boards fell down Every time she incomprehensibly panted down the phone Threw up words like bile that won’t stay in Projectile vomiting of hatred Like an Ikea shelf He would tremble Dissociate Disconnect To cope His sin? You ask Was not to obey the psychopath Not play the game any […]

Proxy for war 04

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The extented version Greed couldn’t breathe Panick encrouched from all directions Must win battle Must win battle Must win battle The fog monster had wrapped it’s tentacles around her warped mind The warrioress was a deadend Manipulation didn’t work Abusing her didn’t work Where is the weak link? Her eyes darkened A vicious grin Grimace what used to be a face An elderly mother With ailing health I take the monster to her I will […]