Words Alone

Words Alone short poem

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As if words of love could stand alone,
Give shelter and feed me.

Days when I was hungry, he fed,
Provided for another family,
But wrote and boasted about me.

Cold nights caused me to shiver.
No furious fire could warm me.

He sucked the energy
That gave me my radiance;
My soul grew dim.
No other could ignite me.

Song of brokenness and shame,
The anthem of my life.

Daggers that wounded, his words;
Could never fill the gaping hole
created. That escaped what he stated.

He professed eternal love for me,
With his words alone.

This poem is part of the Poetry Book The Cry of our Children

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A Registered nurse, wife, mother, poetic writer and United Way volunteer.Born in Belize, migrated to New York at age eighteen. After studying nursing, worked as an emergency room until starting a family.Having both natural and chosen children, it was the emotional struggles of the chosen ones that gave birth to many of her poems.Ruthieg believes that when all is forgotten or ignored, expressive words linger or get heard. That it is important for the hurt and wounded to have a voice, for that purpose, many of my poems were written.
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