On Principle

Her knife cut deep
Her words deeper
But though I weep
bleeding’s cheaper
For while she’s strong
she’s mostly wrong
and I won’t lie

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

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Silenced Victims

Helpless Abused
Forced to submit
Ashamed Accused
of wanting it
Victim gets blame
for naming name
and gains more pain

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

Victim Connect National Hotline Resources https://victimconnect.org/resources/national-hotlines/

Originally published advertising free at “If You Haven’t Got A Sonnet

Hey! My daughter Bee has an Etsy site for “Hand sewn decorative items” – RaccoonStitches! Please check it out!