A broken family tree
- by Lori McBride 59I am one of many
Small branches of a broken tree
Always looking to the ones above
For guidance, strength and security.
One little branch trying
To keep the others from breaking away
Who will fall?
And who will stay?
Now I stand alone
Looking at the earth through the rain
And I see the broken branches I knew
Scattered about me in pain.
There are those who have taken an axe
To the root of our very foundation
And who have passed this destruction
Down to every new generation.
If I could take that axe
I would toss it deep into the sea
Never to return again
To harm the generations that follow me.
I am one of many
But alone I will go
And plant the new seeds
Where a beautiful tree will grow.
- by Charlene Valladares 58I look in the mirror at the beginning of each day, and ask myself what mask should I place on my face today.
No not the sad one it's too revealing, I don't want to show the world my true feelings.
For the mask that you can see camouflages the true me.
It's my public face that I remove each night, when I bare my soul the mirrors light.
It's the one meant for only my eyes to see it speaks of all my history.
It tells of my youth and girlish ways, my adolescents and my young womans dreams.
It tells of good times of which I had my share of love lost and pain so hard to bear.
So I choose my mask so carefully, to cover the face that was given to me, the one that was meant for only my eyes to see.
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