Poetry Today

SACKCLOTH & SILK

A Poetic Journey From Darkness to Light.

Author Nikki Sterling

It’s such a joy to share one of my poems from Page 113 of my new poetry book Sackcloth & Silk.

Chain Breaker

We don’t bleed the same
My blood is black and blue
It carries the venom of past lovers
And play God with the sacrifices
Of my ancestors
It has extinguished the light
From my eyes and kept me chained
For far too long
We don’t feel the same
I’m immortal to pain
I’ve crucified the emotions
That held me captive
I’ve walked through fire
I’ve stared down giants
I’ve watched them fall at my feet
I’ve aborted the truth
From my tongue
We don’t hurt the same
My hurt is from a deep place
A cemetery of broken hearts
Broken past
Broken dreams
A cycle repeating itself
From generation to generation
My pain has found a home
Amongst gravestones
So
Tell me what you know about sacrifice
And I’ll tell you how I became
A chain breaker

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With Gratitude

Nikki

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