All Her Life All her life she had been surrounded by violence, depression and alcoholism. She did not suffer from any of these herself, But the people who surrounded her did. They had no one to vent to, so they leaned on her. She felt like she was carrying them on her back She felt

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My Demons Lie My demons lie In-between my heart and head. In the winter’s morning dread. When sadness creeps upon the world And whispers are out to get me. Taboos and scars tattoo the stars, Tell these endless tales behind these bars. Exhale. Inhale. Erin Marsh Where This is where I learn, where I dream

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Sticks and Stones Sticks and stones, sticks and stones. A simple phrase, played back on a tape recorder in my mind. Sticks and stones, sticks and stones. They don’t mean it, It’s not true. I seem so fixated on a voice calling out a slur or words, Telling me I’m not enough. Sticks and stones,

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A Night Out Nights out are fun to think of and the excitement is all so thrilling Heading to my friend’s house, make up and clothes in hand We talk about what the nights gonna be like and how pissed everyone would be Sitting on the bus people spewing on the seats, I sit there

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What People Teach Us When people search for meaning, They usually start with other human beings. But the only problem with this, Is that there’s usually people we miss. We don’t know that we’re looking for someone specific, Until we realise we have a list to tick. We start off with their looks, Instead of

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Wild   There’s something wild in the slope of my shoulders, In the clench of my bared teeth, In my nails biting red from calloused palms. You smile through bloodied teeth, And the animal in my chest unfurls. There’s something feral in my curled back lips, In my darting flickering gaze, In my perch on

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Big Boys don’t Cry   “Big boys don’t cry” 4 years old, with tear marks down his cheeks The result of an accident in the garden. He holds his breath and puffs out his chest Because he is a big boy now, And he must show it. “Big boys don’t cry” 16 years old now,

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