Wounded in the Middle

Emotionally abused
by the voices
shoving blame in his head,
telling him
he is the reason
why his parents
are getting divorced.

He is stranded
in the middle
of a bitterness battle;
caught in the crossfire
of their problems,
watching sadly,
grieving silently

as they grow
further and further apart,
throwing hurtful words and insults
into an already blazing fire
and it wounds him deeply
with the guilt of
a broken home destroyed
by his beloved mom & dad.

Fractured Spirit

When she smiles
the beam doesn’t reach her eyes.
She securely hides her fractured spirit
to ease the discomfort
she feels deep in her heart.
Something is wrong.
Something is missing.

Emptiness stitches the embroidered scars
of her punctured wounds.
She is a closed shell,
shunning anyone who gets in her social bubble.
A prisoner in her own right,
dying to be free
yet tortured by her own shadow of a doubt.