A woman holding a photograph of herself looking sad --- Image by © Image Source/Corbis

Image by © Image Source/Corbis

This smile
on my face grows weary
when hiding the imperfect emotions inside
There are times
I want to be angry
I want to scream
I want to lay fetal and hide
My skin
may be of brick and mortar
an impenetrable resilient wall
The trials
the tests
the injustice I face
endure them to crumble and fall
of faith in my heart
a safe place
where evil once crawled
there are days
I do break
sins I can’t forsake
my existence continuously flawed

© Donna J. Sanders

Excerpt from the book “Ataraxia”

Now Available at: www.ctupublishinggroup.com
• Also available on Amazon.com by Title

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