Choices – Author Tamsen Grace


I dream of the severed heads,

of those who raped my soul.

Life ravages,

cuts the jugular of hope.

leaving bones to bleach

in the sun

or to be buried in darkness.

Freedom comes,

when all is lost.

Swept clean,

ashes blown away in the wind.


those who long

for love’s kiss,

or death’s.

Stagnant pool,

offers slow decay,

as long as no ripples

mar the surface.

Or to face the torrent

of rapids,

the tumult of

rushing water,

beating the

rough edges smooth

against the rocks.

Satin touch,

fingertips caress,

cool smoothness,

pressed against your lips,

love’s first kiss.


© Tamsen Grace


Excerpt from the book “Skeletons in My Closet”

tammy About the Author

Tamsen Grace is a published poet, inspirational speaker, martial artist, a Ford Model of Courage, and a cancer survivor. She has been published in Creative Talents Unleashed Poetic Melodies Anthology, Scarlet Leaf Review, Straylight Literary Magazine, Birdsong Publishing, Leaves of Ink, The Indiana Voice Journal, Puff Puff Prose, The Poetry Community, In Between Hangovers, Peeking Cat Magazine, Madness Muse Magazine, Spirit Fire Review, The Creative Truth, Anti-Heroin Chic and LTD Press. Tamsen Grace will be in the new anthology Dandelions in a Vase of Roses. She lives in the Midwest with her children. She enjoys reading, writing, biking and teaching children Martial Arts.

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