Don't slay this heart with toxic word,

or bind my tongue to voice unheard.

Don't cut me down with cruelest mirth,

decry my dreams, deny their worth.

Must I not hope, nor yet aspire.

Should I now quench this life's desire.

May I not seek to touch the sky,

and claim the dream I've lived life by?

Author's Notes/Comments: 

Too many put downs from my family, basically!

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"...the dream I've lived life by..." Very yes writing - took this one to heart. - Stella



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Thank you so much Stella, I

Thank you so much Stella, I am so pleased you enjoyed this small rant against being misunderstood. Sue xx