In Blood and Tears

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She wore

It with

Blood and tears

A million regrets

For the life

She made

For herself.

She was young

And stupid

And believed

It when they said

A gang was like family

Anything had to be

Better than home

Until it wasn’t.

Before long

Reality set in

And she had blood

On her hands.

Innocent lives

Taken in drive


Blood in and blood out.

She left that life

But not before a bullet

Shattered her spine

And saved her life

All at the same time.

She had worn

That life with blood and tears

But now the blood

She wore

Was the blood of


© Michelle R Kidwell


Faith is the strength by which a shattered world shall emerge in the light: Helen Keller

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