Stories tagged “ABUSE”

  • Lower Your Shields for My Next Trench Run

    Story is marked as mature

    Posted 4 years 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


    Its victim from the precipice! Oh, now,

    He's lost his balance, inches fr…

    Posted 6 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


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

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

    My friend …

    Posted 6 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.


    And worse than that, this poor, vulnerable chap

    At times, in moments desperate and scar…

    Posted 6 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 7 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 7 years ago