When The Dragons Came

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A collection of poetry around the theme of pain and painful memories. Poetry can express many things. This collection is a collection of poems about difficult times, abuse, post traumatic stress, difficult memories and the hardness of life. I find these poems do not depress but express an experience we all share and give testament to the resiliency of the human spirit.

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When the Dragons Came


Are they mythical creatures or extinct?"

That is what you ask me.

I stand here in front of you

Tears streaming down my face,

Occasionally gasping for air,

Occasionally remembering to breathe,

Heart pounding

Impossible to focus my thoughts,

But a moment ago when I had breath,

A moment of clarity,

Enough to spit out a phrase,

That phrase was

“Hic Sundt Dragons”

Here be Monsters.

I was trying to explain PTSD.

What it felt like

The sudden reaction to a trigger,

Surrounded by monsters

Is my description,

Real or imagined,

External or internal,

Right now I am

In uncharted territory

Surrounded by unknown monsters

Despite a trigger of familiar

And monsters too well known.

I am begging for understanding

From you, calm and dispassionate,

The one who pulled the trigger,

Knowing or unknowing,

Because i want you to be the slayer

And not the dragon itself.

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Sarah Luongo: I'm a big fan of the format of the book- the concept of incorporating poems and within the story and sectioning off periods of the story with each poem. It made it easier to read, and made the unimaginable easier to comprehend. What some people may skip over may be the most important part in this...

Fabia Scali-Warner: Wow. This works reminds me of Allen Ginsberg, and at times even Prevert. The arching storyline is interesting, but I loved the care given to every verse. What a gem!

aizza2611: The poetries made the book soooo much better. Your writing is Just so so AMAZING and you are so talented. Loved this book Just as much as i liked your other book "texting him". 12/10 😍

auroraaurora1288ag: Every single one of these poems made a mark in my mind I love them. I love how you describe your emotions so deeply, it’s truly beautiful

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