Stories tagged “ABUSE”

  • Lower Your Shields for My Next Trench Run

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 4 months ago
  • Unwilling to Escape

    My friend deserves much better; still, he clings,

    Against all warnings, to that bastard's love,

    And whether feighted or genuine, it brings

    Destruction. Now the demon's poised shove

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    Its victim from the precipice! Oh, now,

    He's lost his balance, inches fr…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Misplaced Trust

    I'm edging closer daily to despair

    From which, I doubt I ever can escape.

    I brood on all the times I wasn't there

    When he was suffering cruelty and rape

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    I'd never known, 'til later, how unfair

    His lover's treatment was--how mean, how vicious.

    My friend …

    Posted 2 years ago
  • False Shelter

    A hermit crab's a humble, helpless creature

    That borrows others' armor as it grows

    It's fragile, having no protective feature,

    And makes an easy victim, as it knows.

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    And worse than that, this poor, vulnerable chap

    At times, in moments desperate and scar…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Beat a Retreat

    You know that words can hurt

    Even more than a stick or a stone.

    A pen destroys more than a sword

    A doctor’s care I can’t afford

    But there’s safety in staying alert;

    Still more, in life alone.

    I see where I went wrong;

    I’m uncertain what I should have don…

    Posted 2 years ago
  • Survivor's Sonnet

    A brittle, dessicated kind of life

    That has been weakened outdoors in the sun

    Near deafened by the cannon, drum, and fife;

    A throat that’s silent, now the screaming’s done.

    This is my life, my body, after you.

    You pushed me to exceed my own ability.

    My b…

    Posted 2 years ago