(from A Jar of Stars)

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I am tired and weary.

My strength is evaporating quickly.

In the distance, I hear the maniacal cackles of monsters.

My mind, body and spirit have entry wounds made by their bullets.

I need to rest, so I lie down in this trench.

Now I am stuck.

A stench of poison surrounds me.

I need to move on, but the weight of these shackles is heavy.

I need to take shelter where no one else can find me.

So I keep searching for somewhere that is warm, loving and safe, and

free from the ties that bind me.

Copyright © 2023

Maggie Watson
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Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and Soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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