Under Pressure

With climate change
we get more storms
that rearrange
the pressure norms
Like in cartoons
my head balloons
and reigns with pains

© 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

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I Am Worth It

A part of me
just wants to quit
since quite clearly
I do not fit
But I will not
I know I’ve got
some true value

© Stephen W. Buchanan 2022

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

Written as encouragement for some posts I’ve read lately. Hang in there.

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