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i didn't want the nest

written by: Linda M. Crate

@thysilverdoe

 

you broke my wings
then told me to fly,
stole my bread
then told me to eat,
broke my heart then told me
to sing;
everyone was always so eager
to come from school
every bird to his or her nest;
but home felt more like a funeral to me
housing new sorrows and horrors
everyday
that killed some piece of me—
i just wanted the bus ride
so i could read or write
take in the music of nature's harmony
before you'd say something that
ruined my day—
blood is thicker than water they say,
and it was your blood that attempted to
strangle all the light and life out of me
to shatter my dreams to nothing;
wicked stepfathers aren't spoken about in fairy tales
but you are proof they exist.

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate

Linda M. Crate is a Pennsylvanian native born in Pittsburgh yet raised in the rural town of Conneautville. Her poetry, short stories, articles, and reviews have been published in a myriad of magazines both online and in print. She has three published chapbooks A Mermaid Crashing Into Dawn (Fowlpox Press - June 2013), Less Than A Man (The Camel Saloon - January 2014), and If Tomorrow Never Comes (Scars Publications, August 2016). Her fantasy novel Blood & Magic was published in March 2015. The second novel of this series Dragons & Magic was published in October 2015. The third of the seven book series Centaurs & Magic was published November 2016. Her novel Corvids & Magic was published March 2017.
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