Two sisters born from the same womb
more alike than they know
but their hearts closed off like tombs
never allowing their love to show.
Anger and resentment
powerful feelings that block
peace and contentment.
Two sisters who carry pain
who battle themselves every day
their anger a permanent stain
on any happiness that would choose to stay.
Two sisters wage internal wars
while outwardly fighting each other
nothing but bitter words and closed doors
refusing to forgive one another.
Two sisters, two tortured souls
similar experiences, similar woes
if only they could learn to forgive
they may find a better way to live.
Two sisters who could help each other
but neither willing to let go
of the bitterness and hatred that smothers
any love that tries to flow.
One day, when years have gone by
they’ll mourn all the lost time
they’ll look back and sigh
and see their anger as a crime.
~ By Liz Austin 2018
Born and raised in Upstate NY, Liz is a freelance writer. She has written for websites, blogs, and magazines for the last 10 years. She also acts as a proofreader and beta reader for several authors, all the while working on her first book.