Metaphorically Speaking


DIE TO LIVE

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Have you ever wrapped yourself in blankets knitted with bullets, resting your head on pillows stuffed with uncertainty, while trying to catch sweet dreams on a bed of thorns?   Have you ever felt daggers caress your arms as you reach for grace, causing scars that are artistic reminders of a war that was, where […]

FIRST LIGHT

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A familiar mystery. The unknown that all know. With no particular shape to her face, she is still easy to recognise. A warrior summoned to attack the dark, and unveil the gift of light once again. She is the silent promise of better moments. Nightmares wither away in the face of her calm. She nestles […]

BROKEN SHE

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Broken; she.   Heart; bleeds. Hope; dimmed. Night; always. Tears; freed.   Broken; she.   Strength; none. Darkness; familiar. Healing; far. Joy; scarce.   Broken; she.   Home; nowhere. Friends; strangers. Light; absent. Energy; need.   Broken; she.   Bed; safe. Walls; friends. Silence; loud. Thoughts; haunting.   Broken; she.   World; cold. Ugly; her. […]

THE WORLD’S BEST OUTFIT

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Dress up. Look presentable. Wrap your dirt in clean garments. Ensure your corsets are tight enough to squeeze out the pain.   Invest in stylish hats that will shelter your eyes, hiding the honest tales of your soul. Wear crisp white gloves that cover the bruises on your knuckles, the ones you sustained from last […]

NO FLIGHT

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With a subtle flap of your wings you touched freedom;she seemed to caress you back. It was a long overdue reunion.   The Gods commanded the winds to be still. There were to be no interruptions on this momentous occasion, when you were finally due to emancipate.   Clouds heard the news and created a […]

BROWN WOMEN

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Keep the thrones, robes and tiaras; no need to swear them in as queens. Theirs is a royalty that was solidified at birth.   Mother of nature planted seeds of grandeur when she kissed their heads, this saw the rise of the bush flowers that nestle on their scalps.   In the dark of their […]