My Shackles

My kids know about the homeless thing. I have talked to Skylar a lot about it. I figure those first 5 years of life are critical & play into who you are. I tell my kids because I want them to know how good life is. How important family is & how well off they are now. Be thankful damn it! I think for my kids they understand who I am & where I've been. I hold my kids, my husband so close to me & so high on my list because I know....BAAAM! It can ALL be taken away in an Instant. Do you know what an instant looks like? Imagine being in a pink straight jacket looking outside from a window. There is your family playing together in slow motion. Playing ball & picking daisies sing together in between laughs. The sun has never been so bright & warm you can feel to on your face through the window.
BAAAM!!!!!!You scream & fight but that straight jacket just gets tighter & tighter the more you fight. You toss yourself on the cold floor trying to get out & save your family. The pain from your struggle burns as the pain in your breaking heart aches an ache you've never felt or imagined before. You get up & look out the window, you know for a fact that this had to have been just a dream, a nightmare! But it's raining & dark when you look out that window. All the flowers you once saw are gone. Your family is gone, you hear no more singing, there are no more games being played. It's so very quiet, there are no more laughs. And you just stand there at the window shivering all alone. You look down & notice that the pink straight jacket is gone....it's replaced with shackles.

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