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enlightened

enlightened

they scowled and snickered
the light i never knew i had
shimmered
a little too proudly
shone
a little too bold
my smile
warmth
touch
beckoned them to covet then possess

rapes ravaged my radiance
deception and abuse led to a wish
that shooting Stars actually had ammunition to annihilate
creating meteor showers of relinquished power
but that would just leave more black holes of hurt
so instead i used my heart and hid under a bushel
muting my magnificence

now they scowl and snicker
my silence seen as uppity selfishness
why waste words defending my innocence to the ignorant
instead i’ll leave a light on
for the Love to shine through
© michele mitchell, 2014
prompt: http://wordpress.com/read/post/id/489937/67038/
photo credit: http://1minutedailyword.com/2013/01/

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