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Both Beautiful And Ugly

By Kelli Sheckler-AmsdenPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Photo by Mehdi Sepehri on Unsplash

As a child it was expected

Blessed to live a life protected

Calling to the wind wide open running free from just because

Deaf and dumb about the real world and how

Evil made the world turn

Finding out too late that each one has to pave their path alone

God in all his wisdom created

Hell, a sinner’s prison

I remember hearing stories of how justice would prevail

Jesus died to set the balance

Knowing not the end of challenge

Life was in control and I was in it for the ride

My father was a good man

Never shied away from bruised hands

Obedient he followed every letter of the law

Pain a harsh reminder

Quitting wasn’t for my father

Ready for the battle he would fight until the fall

Saying goodbye is never easy

Though an adult I was his baby

Unable to get past it

Venom filled my heart

With grief

Xrays can’t see the wounds inside you

Yellow and reds fade into deep blue leaving a mess you have to wade through no well wishes can consume

Zombies left behind to survive in a world void of sunlight marching to rhythm just a little off and out of tune

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About the Creator

Kelli Sheckler-Amsden

Telling stories my heart needs to tell <3 life is a journey, not a competition

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  • Dylan 3 months ago

    Sad & Beautiful. Well done!

  • This was so poignant. Sending you lots of love and hugs 🥺❤️

  • You know this zombie is feeling this one, Kelli. Extremely well done.

  • Fly Alone3 months ago

    Soulful expression. Xrays can’t see the wounds inside you. ❣️

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Sad, yet beautiful. Well done.

  • Sandra Tena Cole3 months ago

    Wow! Real and evocative at the same time ❣️

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