no more the demanding sound of his snapping fingers

am I to costume myself with facades just for him?

falsifying, prance doll-like on his stage as the person I am not

uphold his belief in sordidness.


These collective pretentious identities,

irregularities, and bad habits, not mine

he abusively pours into the vessel of my true title

tries to endow me with darker attitudes and voices

attempts to warp the dimensions of my nature


assumes he can make of me using his hideous imaginations

a completely manipulated lust seeking servile creature

not realising how blunt his metaphorical knife at my throat is

or how very, very soon the angel of anger and revenge guarding my soul

will rise.


◄ Rise of the adolescents

when meandering ended ►


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Rose Casserley

Sat 20th Jul 2019 10:11

no need to tell you kindly commenting and liking people that!-



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Devon Brock

Fri 19th Jul 2019 20:55

Rose, fantastic. I wanna note that the enjambment in "guarding my soul / will rise" is a powerful finish. It's like you took a breath, then growled.


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Jemima Jones

Fri 19th Jul 2019 15:29

Rose, there is only so much abuse a woman or man can take before they use the sense they were born with and leave it far behind but I feel so sorry for those who can't see the light of day so to speak. It is always a pleasure to read your wonderful work. Thank you. Jemima.

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Don Matthews

Fri 19th Jul 2019 14:29

I like this Rose......

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Wendy Higson

Fri 19th Jul 2019 14:09

Hi Rose a wonderful friend your poem sounds like me to a tea just read between most lines then out comes the truth . What a mind you have got love it . Thank you for keeping in touch I’m still fighting and still trying to write but not sure where it says to write poems can’t find the button to press . If it wasn’t for you two girls I think i would have given up so proud to have known you both Thank you love Wendy x

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Rose Casserley

Fri 19th Jul 2019 13:51

Merey, and Jon thank you. Have a good day guy's catch you later.

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