It Was Never My Own

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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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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,

Malcontent

Pain in my soul,

I feel spent

 

Can’t take it back,

And that’s okay…

It was never my own.

 

But…

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.


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