Creative Writing

Burned And Branded | A Poem

Burned and branded

Even before I knew it

I should’ve seen the flames coming

Opened my eyes to realize 

I wouldn’t have a choice

They made me see

Things I cannot forget

I should’ve read the fire

But I didn’t

Not because I wasn’t able to

I just wanted to believe

That the ashes pointed in the wrong direction

Look where that got me

I’m in a place I never imagined

4 thoughts on “Burned And Branded | A Poem

  1. This is definitely one of your most powerful poems. I agree with Rachel’s comment, but making well thought decisions about what we have seen and heard can SOMETIMES prevent us from ending up somewhere we’d never intended or wanted to be.


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