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You Always Said…

Trigger Warning: The poem contains incidents of self-harm 

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When the flowers lay crushed on the ground

It was an accident you said

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When the succulents began to die in succession

It was an accident you said

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When the pages of the books were found in the bin

It was an accident you said

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When salt & sugar, coffee & tea tasted the same

It was an accident you said

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When the windows stained with crimson

It was an accident you said

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When words stretched into endless silences

It was an accident you said

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When the blade of the knife sliced through the skin

It was an accident you said

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When stitches meant sewing up wounds

It was an accident you said

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When full sleeves no longer hid the scars

It was an accident you said

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When days and nights merged into an endless void

It was an accident you said

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When the hospital bed seemed a new home

It was an accident you said

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When the earth enveloped you forever

It was an accident you said

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Written by Srivalli Rekha

An MBA graduate, Srivalli Rekha also has an MA in English Literature. She loves to write, blog, cook, take pictures, draw and craft silly things. Nature is her greatest inspiration.
Her works have been a part of Sweek Flash Fiction Book 1 & 3, SweekStars 2018 Book, Tales From the Cliff, Tales From the Toybox, 72 Hours of Insanity: Anthology of the Games Volume IV, VI, & VII by Writer’s Workout, Hawk’s Nest by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Way We Were by Poetry Planet Publishing House, Arise from the Dust Anthology by Let’s Make Stories, Indian Summer in Verses by Plethora Blogazine and Writersgram, Route 13: Highway To Hell and Blood Runs Cold by The Hive. Violets in Hand and The House of Justice, her self-published ebooks are available on Amazon.
Her works will be part of Hawk’s Flight and Rewind Poetry Collection by ArtoonsInn Room9 Publications, The Women That I Am Anthology by RRxMM.

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