Wide Brooms and Huge Rugs

by Kitty Cat Lady   Sep 23, 2019

You threw your accusations
Twisting truths like a knife
You stabbed at our kinship
My wounds spilt your spite

The pain took up residence
The scars marred my heart
Though I tried to let it go
Your words tore me apart

The years passed between us
Our children aunt-less grew
Now you'd like some contact
You want to start anew

You've offered no apology
"Just let bygones be gone"
There's no accountability
For the damage you have done

How can I just forget
Or forgive the hurt you caused
I'd like to move on too
But there must be some remorse?

I'm sorry you're not sorry
But I won't just smile and hug
You don't get to erase the past
And sweep it under the rug!


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  • 9 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Kitty, you have no idea how well I relate to this piece. Suffice to say, I understand and am sorry.

    All the best

    • 9 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Sorry to hear how well you get it, maybe it's just part and parcel of having siblings? Thanks for your kind words :-) x

  • 9 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Oh Kitty, I cannot imagine having that hurt and pain wedged there, over the years.... I have an older sibling, and there have been times when I've been upset that they didn't notice what they said or did. It gets worse remembering or expecting them to be truly remorseful, no matter how much time has passed.

    None of us deserve our pain to be invalidated or swept under the rug. We need to be heard. We deserve to still be angry and what's heartbreaking is when there is a desire to move on, but no genuine effort from the person you want to hear the truth come from.

    • 9 months ago

      by Kitty Cat Lady

      Spot on as always MA. Yes it's haunted me and I just needed her to acknowledge what she'd done and say sorry. Thanks for your comments :-) x

  • 9 months ago

    by Annie C.

    The "Auntless" and "Kinship" parts suggests a sibling hurt you.

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