I Wore You Like A Bruise by Joanna Maharis


I wore you like a bruise

when your flames rose up

against me, causing an explosion

inside my imploding soul.

My walls of security trembled

from your tyrant rage you allowed

to excommunicate me from my

inner peace.

Pain burned me with its acidity;

yet, it gave me the adrenaline rush

I needed, allowing me to feel with

all its deliciousness.

For the more its flames burned me,

the stronger I became, because I fed

off of the pain, instead of allowing it

to feed off of me.

I consumed its acidity with ferociousness

of a tigress with all its communing properties.

Pushing back my tears, I delved into the core

of your essence through connecting with your


In doing so, I realized your weakness is none

other than your inflated ego.

I immediately began disassembling it piece

by fraudulent piece until your flames died out.


© Joanna Maharis

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About the Author

Throughout the years, Ms. Maharis has done plenty of writing.  It is her greatest joy.  Writing enables her to explore worlds through the written and spoken word.  She enjoys being creator of lives which would have never existed without the power of her imagination.  Aside from being a writer, blogger, and published author, she is co-caregiver for her elderly grandmother.  When she isn’t writing, she likes to workout at the gym, cook with her aunt and grandmother, and delve into a good book.  Every book she reads sparks her curiosity.  Her own published works consists of Dominica’s Inferno (a novel), Japlin And Japlin (a novella), Peering Through A Streaked Window (a collective work of poetry), and four ebooks.

Visit Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/joanna-maharis.html

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