Damaged and Nearly Broken

September 10, 2019


You hurt me today


You returned — into my life
Seduced — one another
Again I fell — in love


You hurt me today


Your passions at home — unfulfilling
To me you turned — wanting
Lustful needs — yearning


You hurt me today


Your wanton sexual desire — fulfilled
My love fueled passion — used
My soul — discarded


You hurt me today


There was another — more importantly cherished
I was the other — negligibly acknowledged
Insignificant and inconsequential


You hurt me today


There were no more fantastical moments
Not even a few seconds to share
You no longer had need


You hurt me today


You thought I felt — neglected
It was — scathing rejection
Cruel — abandonment


You hurt me today


You proclaimed — I am done
You flat out said — fond memories
You made it clear I am — no longer appealing


You hurt me today


 I don’t matter
The answer is that simple

You hurt me today



I write of the damaged and broken, because that is the norm.

For each person who overcomes their demons, there are hundreds,

if not thousands, who do not. It is their stories I tell. 


“Who am I?”


I am an independent, self-published teller of tales,
an author, as of yet, scarcely any renown.

However, as a storyteller, I know who I am,
and with that persona, I am both confident and comfortable.

I invite you to visit my website,




and/or Amazon Author Pages

Joe Leonardi              Scono Sciuto


if you are so inclined please purchase a copy

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