fortytwowrites

The world through the eyes of a male domestic abuse victim, but its so much more than that !

Month: May, 2015

Parental Alienation

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I stand in the shadows
afore a bridge of my own construction
that spans the chasm of absence
the bridge is large and wide
thick iron plate riveted together
with thick iron
sleepers of ebony provide platform
the bridge will be here
when I am not

I scan the other side
the temptress wind
causes bushes to mimic movement
sometimes
I walk out onto the bridge
and call to the other side
self doubt creates a echo
combining with longing
to scream back
“insignificant”
silently

I walk farther along the bridge
exposed
to the spear of forsaken
the long bow of discarded
and the rifle of rejection
I peer into the wilderness on the other side
I will not enter there
it conceals venomous snakes
the land is a quagmire
a place from which I may not return

So I stand by my bridge
a lonely sentinel
waiting for someone to cross
the sun is dipping
toward the west
my hope
is that someone crosses
before the last of my strength
leaves me

Picture Credit : dailyrecord.co.uk

Paint

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Which paint is mat and which is silk ?

they both just look like trays of milk

the mat dries flat, crisp and clean

the silk resonates a shiny sheen

mat for celling, silk for walls

I pored both out and have made a balls

it is outside my ken which is which

so my painting process has hit a glitch

the only way to know for sure

is paint some on and let it cure

observe the finish it does provide

then on mat or silk I can decide

so now I will give that a try

then sit back, do nothing, and watch paint dry

By

Forty Two

© Forty Two, all rights reserved

Dreams are a Dangerous Thing

Dreams are dangerous things

they can be crushed so easily

you can waste your life

chasing a impossible one

I know this

and yet

I have dreams in my head

to those that doubt me

I can run problem cause action data

both directions

while being screamed at

and cooking a meal

I can judge a persons mood, reactions

faster than 99% of you

I can find the right buttons to press

even when the other person

has no idea what buttons they have

I become my environment

am instantly likeable

as in most things

the cause is also the cure

I learnt these skills to survive

now I will use them

to thrive

I am the unstoppable force

that crawled out of

twenty five years of abuse

to those that think I cant

watch me

Forty

has just got motivated

Valhöll

Follow the link to wonderful words by my friend Danny

http://allpoetry.com/poem/12018275-Valhöll-by-DannyThePoet1149133533#1149133533