Tag Archives: Awareness

patchwork girl (haiku)

sins of her father
black swatches and blue ribbons
of mother’s neglect
she’s a patchwork girl
pieces stitched together by
vivid crimson thread
~Melanie Thomason
Reblog in honor of Blue Monday

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Blue and partly broken

 

 

see original photo here

see original photo here

 

Blue and partly broken

man has taken her flower 

made a poison of sex

before she ever had a chance

to bloom

on the vine

in the sun

but no worries,

“her injuries are minor”

 

 

 

 

 

~Melanie Thomason

a reblog in honor of Blue Monday

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We belong to the city

We belong to the powers that be.  We belong to the city.

We are taught to obey society’s rules to keep the status quo safe and secure.

We have years of brainwashing and conditioning fed to us by others who themselves have been brainwashed and conditioned. We belong to a government that distorts the facts and we blindly accept them.

Force doesn’t have to be used because we go along with it. After all it is “for our own good.”  You can try to deny it or just embrace the truth.  But don’t kid yourself…they will use force if necessary.

They aren’t the only ones at fault, all of us who quietly acquiesce, afraid to jeopardize the few comforts and rights and privileges we have, are also to blame. We have to see that we are playing a part in our own destruction.

Has the time for defiance passed?

Is there any point looking forward?…as there is no going back…

We belong to the city.  We belong to the state.  We belong to ‘our’ government.  As a song says, “we are all just prisoners here of our own device.”

 

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a conversation

“Take the gun.  Better to have it and not need it…”

She shook her head no, as she sharpened her knife and slipped it back into her pocket.  “You know I detest violence, but a girl does have to defend herself.”

“Well, until something drastic happens in this world to change things, it is never safe out there.  Especially alone.  Especially at night. Especially if you are a woman.”

“Exactly right.  I’ll call you when I get there so you can stop worrying.”

“I’ll never stop worrying cause you, my love, were born a girl.”

~Melanie Thomason

7/5/19

 

 

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escape

her family

lacking humanity

embraced their insanity

“loved” with brutality

made home a monstrosity

hell—

or at least in the vicinity

she had to get away

or be lost in their depravity

baptized by poetry

words strengthened her immunity

to escape her biology

to leave them in her history

a change in geography

gave her new opportunity

to make a new reality

and write her own story

~Melanie Thomason

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circles

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a band of gold around your finger

shouldn’t feel like bracelets made of steel

you should feel his arm around your shoulders

not his hands around your throat

that is not love

 

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Milk

 

This poem and fabulous watercolor painting by Georgiann Carlson

is from my book

Moonpies and Naugahyde

A Childhood Survived

Get it here!

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Shameless

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No…I don’t mind if you promote it too! 😉

Go ahead and blog about it, tweet it and share it on facebook 🙂

You could even read it and write a review if you’re game 😀

 

My second collection of poetry, Moonpies & Naugahyde: A Childhood Survived,  is available on Amazon. Fabulous watercolor paintings by Georgiann Carlson accompany my poems throughout, creating a book I am extremely proud of!

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