“What’s Within Me” Poem of the Day (2022)

“What’s Within Me”

By Ashley O’Hare

My genie

turned out to be a cruel crook.

I should have known at the first glance–

his eyes held a permanently vacant look.

Instead of making my wishes come true,

he ripped out my heart

and stomped on my soul.

How could I have been such a fool?

I have read the stories–

I knew the wolf would be disguised.

What happened to me?

I no longer recognize what is within me;




as powerful as a tornado’s gust.

The faint reminder of hope

is on permanent pause.

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