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This Cape I Wear For You

This Cape I Wear For You

written by: Barbara A. Salinas



As I lay my head upon
my pillows and sheet,
I do not sleep,
I weep.

I replay
your call
as you explain it all.
Your voice filled with sadness, anger and pain.
Life’s challenges
covered in bandages.
Your heart is racing with anxiety
as you cope day in and day out
with the insanity
of life’s reality.

This cape I wear for you.
It gives me strength and might
to help you through your fight or flight.

Stand tall and rise upon your feet
another challenge you will defeat.
Remember this and this alone,

This cape I wear for you.
My love for you
is endless and true.
My dear children,
I love you.

Barbara A. Salinas

Barbara A. Salinas

My name is Barbara A. Salinas. I am a Freelance Graphic Designer. I love the world of art! Drawing, painting, digital designing and now poetry. I am a single mom of four. Two are grown and have their own lives and family and two are still young and at home. I received my Associates in Advertising and Graphic & Designs. I returned to complete my core and to soon gain another degree which is the Associates of Arts. It is during this time that my English professor inspired me to begin my writing in poetry. Concrete Poetry is my favorite because I can give the readers a visual of what I write. My poetry is about the daily struggles of Mental Health disorders with myself and my children. I know that there are many people out there that can actually be that person in my poems. I also write about art and life in general. I love art, storms and the strong bonds of my family.
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