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~The Storm of Life~

Updated on April 4, 2014

~Prologue~

Abuse is a form of cruel injustice, it comes in many forums from child abuse, spousal abuse and touches on every sector of life. This poison has seethed into the world and altered the fate of humanity...


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~Tormented~

I was told on a continuous basis I would never amount to "SH**

a poison I have lived with reinforced with an iron clad fist

to hear your own mother's voice spurting such vicious discontent, to feel her inward rage slamming upon you with no remorse or sentiment, detroys the very fiber and essence of your innocence

yes! like many I was a victim of circumstance, flogged by the bitterness that consumed her contempt, yet I refuse to append, stood by her side till the very end

abuse of any kind is only a fragment of the destruction of man, this poison seethes into our very heart and soul then brutally expands

it creeps into our relationships spreading its deadly disease, maims, murders, lies and cheats, leaving us all to grieve

it tears away our foundation and strips away the core, leaving us emotionally, mentally and physically dismantled and still it begs for more

I came into this life through the vessel of a woman filled with hardship and rage, I've lived the majority of my life trapped in that same cage

from a wounded child, battered, beaten and bruised, I emerged lifeless, emotionally and mentally confused

as I looked beyond tomorrow my thoughts were not clear, for today I had lived a thousand yrs.

as I transcend from the world I once knew, I strip away all the tragedies I surrendered to, now on the eclipse of a dawning new day, I can see beyond and find my way

I understand your pain and the journey you've been on, its hard to let go of a worthless cause, when it hits so close to home

but the hunger in me to survive was my means to escape and I refuse to allow the storm of life to seal my fate

the battles in life are not always fair, at times we feel noone else cares, but the struggles we all endure are happening everywhere

in those silent moments when your pressing in despair remember, God knows and he always hears our prayers

(©)copyright;KarenRussell

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    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      7 years ago

      THANK YOU BLAKA FOR ALLOWING ME TO SHARE YOUR JOURNEY AS WELL AS YOU TAKING THE TIME TO SHARE MINE, SEE YOU ON "The Drop Squad" HOTEP!

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      BLACKA 

      7 years ago

      Thank you Sista for sharing this, I can really see myself in these words. Though I didn't have these same experiences, I think I may have done a lot to myself because of others. Again, thank you.

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      7 years ago

      THANKS, SO GLAD YOU TOOK THE TIME TO READ MY WORK, HOTEP!

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      Masanji 

      7 years ago

      beautiful,inside

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANKS, SO GLAD YOU STOP BY, PLEASE COME AGAIN...

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      babatunde 

      8 years ago

      wow... awesome piece! i'm short of words. u're a legend in the making... so glad to be associated with you!

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU FOR DROPPING IN, IT WAS MY PLEASURE TO SHARE, PLEASE COME AGAIN....

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      Eve Mc Kenzie 

      8 years ago

      That waz awesme karen so thot filld..glad 2kw u conquered ur storm n evn came out stronger!

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU MS GOLDEN, I LIKE THAT SONG TO...

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      LINDA GOLDEN 

      8 years ago

      WONDERFUL..... MY FAVORITE SONG BY GREG O'QUIN 'N JOYFUL NOYZE CALLED I TOLD THE STORM... ITS WONDERFUL JUST LIKE YOUR POEM...

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      THANK YOU VERY MUCH, I AM VERY HUMBLE & APPRECIATIVE THAT YOU HAVE SHARED APART OF MY "JOURNEY" & I AM TRUELY HONORED THAT I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO EXTEND A HAND IN HELPING TO HEAL THE WORLD BY ALLOWING OUR HEAVENLY FATHER TO USE MY VESSEL AS A TOOL FOR HIS WISDOM & GRACE, HE IS TRUELY AN AWESOME GOD & I THANK HIM FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE ME IN THE WAY SOME OF MY POETRY FLOWS, THANKS AGAIN...R.K./LP

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      peacenhim 

      8 years ago

      With every word expressed, I feel your pain. Your natural ability for writing and expressing your emotions with such passion and depth is a sure sign of a wonderful writer, and one who is true to herself in every way. Many can gain and learn from your life's trials, tests and tribulations, and it touches my heart that you have and are capable of having an intimate relationship with your Heavenly Father as He is truly the only one who can give you real peace and unconditional love in a heartless world. Your story is one worth sharing!!

      Wishes for you a very Merry Christmas!! In His Love!!

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      GOD BE WITH YOU & THANK YOU SO MUCH, WRITING HAS BECOME & AVENUE THAT HAS ENABLED ME TO RELEASE, RENEW & RECOVER. I AM SO GRATEFUL TO BE ALIVE & EVERYDAY I CELEBRATE LIFE. MORE TO COME, PLEASE KEEP READING & THANKS FOR YOUR COMMENT...LOL, R.K. AKA LOLLIPOP!

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      tnderhrt23 

      8 years ago

      As a survivor of abuse myself, this piece of work really touched me deeply. I have walked in your shoes and know all too well the wounds and scars. My only salvation has been God, my pen, and the love and support of my "family of choice"

      Catharsis comes thru the pen and healing, a little at a time, comes thru God. I admire your courage and strength, Karen.

    • Karen Russell profile imageAUTHOR

      Karen Russell 

      8 years ago

      YOU'RE SO GRACIOUS & KIND & I APPRECIATE YOU TAKING THE TIME TO READ MY POETRY, GOD BLESS...LOL, R.K. AKA LOLLIPOP!

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      poetlorraine 

      8 years ago

      god sees everything you are right.... nice to meet ya

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