Bullies In the Family: Tough Love

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Sometimes love comes at a price,
sitting at the dinner table
morning coffee, beeswax jelly beans, and a newspaper
four legs giveaways, the years unattended in empty parking lots
unsupervised, unapprehended
many loves can’t afford to pay
everybody watching/nobody sees
brother smoking cigarettes in my room
 brother blowing smoke in my face
both hands around my neck/ he squeezing the life out
but who I got to tell/ if everybody in the family
one big bully and me
“don’t wear your emotions on your sleeves,
stop crying over spilled milk but this ain’t milk “
more like pure unadulterated hatred,
nicknamed me burnt, Witch/ I don’t answer
 I can take a few blows to the head/
macaroni’s getting cold/ I don’t want food or family
some futile leftover discussion/ how I should take the devil
in because he don’t have any place to go
After all, mama, if you invite the devil in, it will never leave
so this ain’t no invitation
only tough love, the well being of my safety/
and a humbled slice of peace of mind~kindness sis. Krissy
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Published by: Visionariekind

Krissy Mosley is a story-teller. Recalling stories to build bridges of peace. A folklorist to bring sounds of joy and healing vibrations. Krissy Marie is a writer /feminist, mother advocating for change surrounding women’s rights and women's’ issues.

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13 thoughts on “Bullies In the Family: Tough Love”

  1. This is so sad that you are going through this but you’re so brave for speaking your truth. I also have a bully in my family too, so seeing someone else write about it makes me feel less ashamed to talk about my own experiences. Lovely poem too 💜

    1. We are not alone , thank you Ash and hugs to you and yet it needs to be said. Bullies start somewhere. I’m thinking more in the home than at school and it can both but it doesn’t make it less scary as we face the holidays blessings to you

  2. Hi

    Thank you. I am happy to see your  writing. It gives me a thoughtful thinking and am  happy for that. That is always my intention to see a post that gives me happiness.

    Am happy  to share at least a part of that happiness and love here as am  writing now.

    What you said in your post  is true, sometimes just a drop of that magical post in your blog  is enough to get a person to be happy.

    Good one

    Well, If I wish to be happy is inevitable to keep the vibes flowing.

    Cheers,

    PATRICK

    #PATRICKSTORIES
    Peace ✌and Love ❤

      1. Thank you! I appreciate your thoughtful response.

        Such an awesome way of replying someone. Thanks. Again
        As always your posts are incredible and I enjoying reading every word down till the last line. I must say that you are probably one of the excellent bloggers on WordPress that write inspired
        Writing/post

        Also, I just posted:

        THE FATE OF A WOMEN-THE FOUR BROKEN MIRRORS (TALES)

        Would love to know your views. Love to see your contributions on it. I’m always excited for your comment. 🙂

        You are welcome

        #PATRICKSTORIES
        Peace ✌and Love ❤

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