Treasure Island

Ruby Honeytip

(1970)

Amazing Disgrace


You hurt me,
Scared me,
Bruised me,
Tried to extinguish me
And almost broke me.
Today, finally you are dead
And I feel that I have won
A brutal fight
Through natural order.
I refuse to be anything
Except free from you
And what you have done.
I will live my life
And breathe from this new dawn.

© 2012

Submitted: Monday, November 19, 2012
Edited: Tuesday, November 27, 2012

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  • Ed Nigma (1/11/2014 10:41:00 PM)

    Yea the title is what caught my attention and the poem describes it exactly as that. A brutal fight through natural order sort of reminded me of what it means for a predator to kill it's prey by natural selection it's the order of how these things work and are meant to be. Nicely done. (Report) Reply

  • Amanda Laurent (12/11/2012 12:04:00 AM)

    This poem is incredible! The title itself was capturing and the message, truly powerful. Loved it! (Report) Reply

  • Alla Simone (12/3/2012 4:50:00 PM)

    I refuse to be anything
    Except free from you
    It's hard to find the strength to be free, but it's possible. Thanks for highlighting that so well. (Report) Reply

  • Maggie Munro (11/22/2012 3:04:00 PM)

    Natural order resolves many troubles. All, ultimately. A very fine and potent write. (Report) Reply

  • Dave Walker (11/21/2012 3:08:00 PM)

    A very powerful poem, sometimes the bad have to die
    so the good can live. A really good write. (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (11/21/2012 1:03:00 PM)

    A positive attitude very well expressed - we should never be subdued by those who have treated us badly. Good one Ruby. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (11/20/2012 6:32:00 PM)

    Love your strength in this poem. What a title you have chosen. Thanks for sharing your amazing work (Report) Reply

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