☑ second chances ☒


September 9 by The Running Son


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☑  second chances.. 


My world began to crash.
He had his face in his hands,
clearly dissatisfied,
then he replaced me.
(a damned dog named Daisy)

It phased me deep, amazed
how he cut my veins
so clean, blood-lines
burst by family fighting.
(Dad’s healed to beige before mid-morning)

So I’m limiting exposure
to my family explosion.
They can’t help crashing,
and spilling ash all over me.

I prefer peace and order.
New love to fell the former.
Time to gather up my tools
and plan, as I do, soberly.

Time to make a family.
Replace them that sowed hate in me.
By work, breath and humanity,
I’ll sow fate exponentially.





by Jim Aldrich

Written for: http://thepoetryquestion.com/2013/09/09/the-daily-prompt-sept-9th/

also: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/09/09/daily-prompt-surprise/

©2013 JimAldrich

All Poetry by RunningSon, aka Jim Aldrich

.namaste.   -• ö.tH(ink)Mÿstiç •-   .namaste.


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