Prison Blues

Mother
Servant
Concubine
Lonely Dreamer

Alive
only by a whisper
Useless,
never enough.

Stoic
Listless
Paranoid
Bored

Always a smile.

Traumatized and
the perpetrator.
Victim or
Victor?

In my starring role,
I used to be,
moving
ethereal
cinematic
relishing the play.

Re-runs on
constant loop.
Looking, looking

Curtain falling,
happiness
not for me.

Some get lucky.
Others carry what they can bare.

I am in solitary confinement with
a stunted heart.
Imprisoned by responsibility,
the world spins,
forgetting the star
that once burned bright
and bold on the
screen of life.

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Julie Anderson

Julie Anderson is the Creator and Publisher of Feminine Collective. Julie was inspired to create this safe place for women to share their secrets, desires, triumphs and pain as the antithesis of what mainstream media offers women today. In her column Pursuit of Perfection, she explores the importance of rectifying the balance of inner and outer beauty through essays, poems and articles on self-esteem, shame, family, and self- acceptance.

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