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The Silent Doll

The wire noose grew tighter on Mondays. Holding her head in place, jaw locked and chin taut. A marionette. Eyes staring wide and lashes batting waxy cheeks. They spoke and she listened. Her rebel thoughts crushed. They took them from her in the dark place one by one. Watched the fight leave her and ambivalence

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Find me in the dark place

  @charlisaysFind me in the dark place. A short story by Charli. ##writerslife ##amwriting ##darkpoetry ##poetry ##stories ##creepy♬ original sound – Charli Day The clouds clambered heavy in the January sky. Dusty like the heather and just as dense. She was crying in her sleep again And no shaking would wake her from it. He

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Little Orange Cat

Once I met a little orange cat With whiskers long and fur so flat He sat in the rain at my window pane A little orange cat. Once I touched a little orange cat His paws were white, his tail was matt. His eyes they cried like winter skies A little orange cat Once I

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1982

She didn’t think of it often. It wasn’t right somehow. To intrude on a past that existed perfectly well without her. An expired country and she, a faded intruder watched wide eyed from the long grasses by the bank. How beautiful they were. With their crisp white skirts and neatly laced shoes. Their long ponytails

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The Cinder Path

The forest swallowed her. Left the cinder path. A lone Gretel lost in a tangle. Dark ferns muffled footfall Until she no longer felt herself. Was one with the heavy black. Breathing its baited stillness Swallowing the dread that caught in her throat and beat against her chest. Hers to keep, a sullen crow. Fingered

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Letters to the Moon Goddess Selene

@charlisaysAn extract of “Letters To The Moon Goddess Selene” by Charli. 🖋📖🌸Read the full poem at charlisays.com/letters-to-the-moon-goddess-selene ##writers♬ original sound – Charli Day I accepted sweet Selene, sister of the celestial. That hard pull upward to your lunar light. Stopped still in the street, pulse dropped, as time seeped into the cool Athenian night.A dreamers

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Take me to the sea

@charlisays Take Me To The Sea a poem written and read by Charli. ##writerslife ##charlisays ##amwriting ##poetry ♬ original sound – Charli Day The ocean calling pulls me from my grimy city dream, a mirage of cerulean depth Stumbling blindly towards the shore, a magnetic pull of my sign Weary limbs alive in liquid sapphire,

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Ode To A Valley

@charlisaysOde to a valley – ##charlisays ##poetry ##writerslife ##writers ##poetsoftiktok ##nature ##writers ##poems ##writing 🖋📖💐♬ Classical – Piano Classics: Masters of Relaxing Solo Piano Music We came upon a valley that summer day. Emerald green and thronged with swallows, bees and the lightest silk butterflies. A herb scented Eden with a breeze that kissed my

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Day Zero

@charlisaysDay Zero is my latest piece of writing. 🖋📖❤ ##writing ##writerslife ##charlisays ##lockdown ##writersoftiktok ♬ Haunting – Common Man Music They say the shock makes you tired. Stumbling drowsy through haphazard facts The reporter mouths empty words on the screen They replay in a loop at night. Distant words she can’t quite make out Seeping

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The Resistance

‘I was a survivor once’ she said. ‘Watching shadows and listening for voices. Sirens rounding desolate corners and a helicopter above. That hawk could take out each of us mice. Scuttling between trees, making ourselves invisible. We resisted. Some fickle bravery coarsed veins and filled heads. I joined them. Defiance in our eyes and on

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