August Writing Prompt ~ A man dreams #Augustwriting

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Slumbered minutes back in that Hell

Merely images sharpened with echoes

Yesterday’s grind now faint memories

They poison me still subconsciously

Labeled failure by her every word

A mild voice yet fearfully heard

My futile attempts to be that man

Never right in her twisted plans

Her growing list spoken of what I lack

Until that one time which broke my back

These dreams today repeat nightmare times

When I was punished by one for just being alive

____________________________________________________________________________________________Written for the August Writing Prompt – That one time – Day 15/31

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Twittering Tales #143 ~Fixable #twitteringtales

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Erin was sick again and I’m back under the VW. Kids get ill, you can’t stop that. I can’t fix my little girl and I feel damn useless in her suffering. Oil drips on my face whispering a silent comfort.
“You can always fix me” is what I know this car thinks and once again, I feel strong in my  worth.

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Written for this week’s Twittering Tales prompt from Kat Myrman. Photo credit: Ryan McGuire at Pixabay.com.