Fight or Flight by Brenda-Lee Ranta

when everything was broken

felt like lesions on your skin

inside you felt so empty

the time had worn too thin

you were lonelier beside him

that if you’d  been apart

there was nothing left to say

that would recreate the start

 

and you knew that is was over

when you lived it day and night

and you knew – was time to go

and you knew – was fight or flight

 

your eyes dried out from crying

all the words had fled your mouth

too numb to feel the loss of it

too long you’d gone without

a home turned dark and empty

then it just became a house

the pain was greater staying

to maintain the role of spouse

 

and you knew that is was over

when you lived it day and night

and you knew – was time to go

and you knew – was fight or flight

 

when everything was broken

you had packed up all your past

with no need for explanations

you both knew this wouldn’t last

 

took the pictures from the walls

saw the stains of where they’d hung

was no winner, was no loser

after love had come undone

 

and you knew that is was over

when you suffered day and night

and you knew – was time to go

and you knew – was fight or flight.

 

© Brenda-Lee Ranta

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brenda-lee About the Author

Brenda-Lee Ranta resides in Timmins, Ontario, Canada. She shares her journey with her life partner who is a drummer, lyricist and emerging poet. She is the mother of three children, two step-children and three grand-children. She prefers to be less ambiguous in her writing and more direct, while maintaining a lyrical flow in her verse. She holds strong political views, believing in equanimity for all humankind. These views also find their way into her choice of subject matter when writing. She is very sensitive to the emotions and plight of those around her. A writer for over 51 years of her life, she was first included as a contributor to an Anthology, titled, Imperfect Paths,” published by Creative Talents Unleashed Publishing Group. She had a lifelong dream full-filled when her first book Myriad of Perceptions was published by CTU Publishing Group in November of 2016.  It attained a five star rating from ‘Readers Favorite,’ which was quite humbling, being her first book. Allegories – A Thirst for Connection is her second book of prose and poetry.  She is very honoured to share these new writings with her readers.

 Visit Brenda-Lee’s Author Page At: www.ctupublishinggroup.com/brenda-lee-ranta-.html



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