Acrostic Prompt:Left Behind from The Typewriter Workshop
Leaving home was the only way to
Extract herself/ still sane
From an environment
That was Toxic to her soul
Broken promises/ broken heart/ and all but broken bones
Endless cycle of abuse/ like a clothes dryer tumbling /with no kill switch
Hostage to their anger/ drowning /in a sea of their ignorance & spite
Innocence stolen/ self-esteem broken in half/ with a snap
No more/ she has left it all behind/ She is learning to love herself/ She is
Done with them!
19 responses to “Left Behind”
Your poem is lovely, and very upsetting at the same time! Makes me wish I could take all those little children and wrap my arms around them and just give them unconditional love and joy and security.
Me too 🙂 Thank you for reading. Glad it touched you.
Very well written. I really love your acrostics! 🙂
Thanks! You are so kind 🙂
Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked some of my work
Same here! Thanks 🙂
Wow Melanie this breaks my heart it is so raw, really hits a nerve, gorgeous writing
I really appreciate your thoughtful comment.
wow – guess I never realized acrostics could be so intense – really well done
Thanks for the high praise. Means a lot to me 🙂
Sad, aware, brave and victorious all at the same time. Outstanding.
Thanks Gigi 🙂 I was rather happy with this one.
I love this! Reblogging!!
Thank you so much, I appreciate it!
Haunting. Well done.
Glad it touched you 🙂
Reblogged this on Surviving Yesterday and commented:
This is a very truthful and powerful poem by Melanie Blackwell.
very intense Melanie fantastic job here!
Thank you kindly ma’am. I enjoy your prompts 🙂