It Was Never My Own

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

What happens when you break the rule you've been trained to believe you're whole life?

Submitted: August 15, 2018

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Submitted: August 15, 2018



It was never my own

My body, I say

Your body, you claim

But I don’t feel my own


It’s distant and hazy

But bright as a light

Lost in a storm

Emotional fight


Sex before marriage

A sin you commit

A disgrace to be stoned

Of the act, I’ll admit


My choice is my own,

I made up my mind

It’s already done

Throw your stone


But that’s not enough

My mind, so raised,

Cannot sustain


Inner struggle,


Pain in my soul,

I feel spent


Can’t take it back,

And that’s okay…

It was never my own.



Isn’t it?

This body’s my home


Lay wasted regrets

Punished soul

Or so it seems


Aches and pains

Beyond heartbreak misery

A permanent struggle


My history


Cognitive Dissonance

So, now, how to accept

The truth of my home and thoughts to one


Take it all in,

You can’t stop life

Enjoy your time


No take backs.

Revel in love making.

© Copyright 2020 Jennifer J. Lacelle. All rights reserved.

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