Fate

Do you recognise this pain,

When you look into the eyes of your grandmother,

Do you see the horrors her heart felt,

Do you see yourself,

Battered,

Alone,

Do you recognise this pain,

When you look into the eyes of your mother,

Is it a reflection of the men you tried to save,

The men who took your love but always gave it away,

Will your daughter see the pain,

When she gazes up at your face,

Will she recognise that a heart has only 9 lives,

Will she prepare for this same sad fate.

Taken

I was always told,

If you don’t ask you won’t get,

So tell me why,

When he did not ask,

He still got,

No,

He took,

From my mind,

My body,

My soul,

Until there was nothing left for me,

No bruises to heal,

Nor tears to console,

No love left to give,

For if he had asked,

I would have said no,

Turned my back on him,

And let him go.