Entangled

Cut yourself free

from the weight of all you have not forgiven

vitality constricted by past failures

a tangle of rope, that does not allow a full breath.

Tightening with each memory

of a time you did not stop it,

held mute as the words were flung your way,

didn’t stand up tall enough for yourself.

You carry fault for letting it happen.

Patterns of knots encircle your being.

Twisted, tight, wound round, a strangle of heavy.

If you would have been smarter, stronger, better …

tried just a little harder…

if you had only been more.

Use the knife, cut yourself free.

© Ali Grimshaw 2017

womens-day-2110799_1920.pngI am taking a stand to eliminate violence against women. Thank you to all of the organizations who reach out to help women in need each day.

#BeBoldForChange – International Women’s Day 2017

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25 thoughts on “Entangled

  1. Dear Ali- Thank you for your comment and for checking in with me on the meet in greet. Indeed, your poetry is powerful, and it surely spreads light. This poem has more symbolic meaning to me than you can ever know. Especially in the coming week as I face a painful anniversary of sorts. It really touched me, and helps to put things in perspective. Thank you for your beautiful poetry!

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  2. Perfect poem for the day!📣 Mom

    On Wed, Mar 8, 2017 at 7:05 AM, flashlight batteries wrote:

    > Ali Grimshaw posted: “Cut yourself free from the weight of all you have > not forgiven vitality constricted by past failures a tangle of rope, that > does not allow a full breath. Tightening with each memory of a time you did > not stop it, held mute as the words were flung yo” >

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