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Where the fault lies


By Heather HublerPublished about a month ago β€’ 1 min read
Top Story - May 2024

An acrostic piece for my poem-a-day challenge that has become more of a poem-mostly-every-day thing. It is what it is, lol!


tomorrow never came for her, no

heroic deeds in sight, she

raced into that dead-end alley,

every 'worst case' screaming loudly to put up

a fear-fueled fight.

the headline warned of tragedy, an

empty caution to females far and wide–

never put yourself in crosshairs, the fault lies on your side,

in the lure you pose to those that want what's on display,

negating permission in a bid to force their selfish way; too many awful, shallow

graves dug by those with tainted minds, leaving broken hearts and bodies in a world ruled by 'man'kind.


Thank you for stopping by! Sorry not sorry for the intense vibe.

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Comments (31)

  • Brenda Fluharty26 days ago

    I love the emotional intensity of this poem. Amazing!!!

  • As usual, I expect nothing less from my dear soul sister. Bring on the intense vibes. The combination of enjambment and end stopped lines adds to the intensity and emotion that's embued in your poem. Congrats on Top Story!

  • Anna 29 days ago

    Congrats on Top Story! :)

  • Ricardo de Moura Pereiraabout a month ago

    Very good

  • Luv this one!

  • Sumayya Sharmin about a month ago

    This is genuinely a piece of art!!!

  • BrettNotGregabout a month ago

    Love it! Congrats on the top story! πŸ’š

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    Such a powerful and thought-provoking piece, my friend! The strikethrough at the end is genius ❀️ Love this so much!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Well, this was a refreshing read after my little hiatus. lol Seriously, an important truth, eloquently stated as always. Congratulations, Heather!

  • ROCK about a month ago

    Intense, but don't ever be sorry for writing truth and so profoundly. It's a needed read! Thank you Heather.

  • Caroline Janeabout a month ago

    Eee. Oppression 101. Used to see this so much. Congratulations Heather. ❀️

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Congratulations on TS. πŸ₯³πŸ‘ The strike through at the end gives it β€œa wrap!”

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! πŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠπŸŽ‰πŸ’–πŸŽŠ

  • Absolutely wonderful!!

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Stunning and breathtaking work here.

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Oh no need to apologise at all. This was breathtaking...and heartbreaking and anger-inciting. Well bloody done on a well-deserved and important oh so important Top Story. Findamn.damn.nif!

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Congratulations Heather, not at all surprised...<3

  • Hannah Mooreabout a month ago

    Oh that final strike through.

  • The Dani Writerabout a month ago

    Intensity is needed here! There's too much going on in life right now, and that last line with the man_____ crossed out...ooh FIRE! TS Kudos!

  • Margaret Brennanabout a month ago

    congratulations on TS. This is truly mind-blowing. Awesome!! Love it.

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Wow. How did I miss this masterpiece? Bravo! Congrats on the TS.

  • Silver Serpent Booksabout a month ago

    Oo this one is absolutely awesome! You nailed the threatening feeling. Congrats on the Top Story!

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    Amazing story in a short verse, very well executed

  • An excellent acrostic, thank you for sharing. It punched the point home

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Oof, this hit me so hard and I freaking loved it! So powerful and intense!

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