Left Behind

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!

~Melanie Blackwell


Filed under Blogging Community, Poetry

19 responses to “Left Behind

  1. 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.

  2. Very well written. I really love your acrostics! 🙂

  3. Thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked some of my work

  4. Wow Melanie this breaks my heart it is so raw, really hits a nerve, gorgeous writing

  5. wow – guess I never realized acrostics could be so intense – really well done

  6. Sad, aware, brave and victorious all at the same time. Outstanding.

  7. Mrs. M

    I love this! Reblogging!!

  8. Mrs. M

    Reblogged this on Surviving Yesterday and commented:
    This is a very truthful and powerful poem by Melanie Blackwell.

  9. very intense Melanie fantastic job here!

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