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Black Magic


By Chantae HardingPublished about a year ago Updated about a year ago 1 min read
Black Magic
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I sit as venom assaults my ears.

All I can do is reign back the tears.

I have lived with Black Magic for 31 years.

My mouth is dry,

I can’t help but wonder why.

I taste acidity, bile rising in my throat.

My mind is so boggled by history rewrote.

I see eyes rolling.

It’s almost as draining as dead scrolling.

My health is no more than a joke.

It makes me wish that I would choke.

I can smell the salt sea air.

The booze seems to make a good pair.

I have always been on trial.

The world looks at me with denial.

The emotional pain is too much.

But really am I asking too much?

Scratches down my arm to manifest the pain.

I need the pain to be physical and plain.

In reality it’s hard to explain.

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About the Creator

Chantae Harding

Time to be honest and cut the crap. I love to write! I always have. I lost that for a while. I am here to grow, learn, and experience my own writing process. If you don't like my writing that's ok. I'm still learning.

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  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a year ago

    Chantae, this was a really emotional and raw poem. I appreciate your rhyme scheme and the flow of the overall poem! Nicely done!

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