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written by: Angie Brocker



She cried as she heard the news
Happy tears at first, but the anguish came soon enough
The sorrow wouldn’t stop as it flooded her brain
Completely drowning her thoughts
The next few days submerged her into darkness
Alcohol and pills became life preservers
Extending her will while dampening thoughts
She never had to worry about before
It hurt to think, to feel, to hide
Facing the world would force her to confront
The moment tears ravaged her eyes
Waiting patiently for healing to begin
Seemed like a lost cause
Family began to wonder why she snapped at them
Why she didn’t seem to care as much
They didn’t realize her feelings had run out
For now, her shell would have to do

Angie Brocker

Angie Brocker

Angie Brocker is the married mom of four grown children who loves living in the Florida sunshine. She obtained her BA in English Literature with a Creative Writing emphasis and has poetry published on Spillwords, EskimoPie and In Between Hangovers. Her short stories are also published in five anthologies.
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