Becoming her

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I know her now,
Know annoyance
Turned to frustration
Made to anger
Harnessed to rage
Forged into wrath
Waiting to be whelped into glacial revenge
Terrible violence
I know hopelessness
Bleak and dank
A fortress besieged by hard times
Hemorrhaging kindness
Into the gaping maws of the dead eyed needy
I know hate born of betrayal
And the loneliness of doing the right thing alone
The feeling of insanity striving for an ideal that will crush you
I know emptiness
The bone deep tired of looking into suffering
I know her now
Lessons learned though
Unfortunate circumstances heft like weapons
By the weak cloaked in illusions of grandeur
I know falsehood and faith
I know her through her pain
I know her now
How do I stop her from being me?

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About Michelle Toussaint

Michelle Toussaint is an Antiguan who has amassed an Associate Degree in Science Education as well as a Diploma in Forensic Science. As such, she Teaches Science in the classroom as well as at home, where she leads...er... co-leads The Tribe. A merry band comprising her Husband-The Chief, herself-The Priestess, and her three precocious children- the tribesmen. When she isn’t mothering, teaching, being a fangirl or feeding her chocolate addiction. She writes two blogs. Random_Michelle and Death By Expectations. View all posts by Michelle Toussaint

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