My biggest heartbreak

by Em (marmite)   Aug 29, 2018

my heart was in my mouth
waiting in that bathroom
as two blue lines appeared
anticipation rose in my stomach
when you arrived home
for I imagined my news
would make us happy -
how wrong was I?
it infuriated you like never before

weeks turned into months -
your favourite game was
pretend happy families
but behind closed doors
beatings worsened

you were ever so careful
never to get caught out

until that fateful night

when my precious gem
was taken too soon;

by you, his 'protector'

I could have forgiven everything
you instilled upon me
and within me

never that

for you've taken my life from me.



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  • 5 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    Judges comments.

    MY Biggest Heartbreak (by Em) 7 points.

    This was a rather harrowing piece to read, and it tells of an ordeal many will have had to endure.

    Something like this takes courage to write, let alone post so that everyone can see.
    To convey an experience like this in such a captivating way is a credit to the author.

    I only hope that life has or will become easier.

    A very poignant poem with a defiant and strong ending.

  • 7 months ago

    by Mark

    Sad yet beautiful Em! Congrats

  • 7 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Congratulations x

  • 7 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Em, congratulations seem misplaced for a write such as this, but you have them anyway, and my sympathy.

    All the best

  • 7 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Em, this is a shocking write. Is this based on previous personal events? X

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