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My Secret Life

He fools everyone
and I fool myself
in my secret life.
Makeup hides the bruises
in my secret life.

Distractions abound  
in my secret life.

I smile, laugh, cry, drink 
the pain away
in my secret life.

Food fills the gaps of despair
in my secret life.

I pray for salvation
in my secret life.

Hope for a better tommorow remains 
in my secret life. 

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Thu 7th Nov 2019 00:07

Thanks Do. It’s interesting what shows up when we write. I had a different poem in mind that was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s song, “My Secret Life,” but these words flowed through me and then the emotional “Rescue” song appeared. I hope it reaches whoever is meant to see it.

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