The Serpent's Rattle: A poetry memoir

The Serpent's Rattle: A poetry memoir


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A poetic story about domestic violence, child abuse, rape and the overcoming. Serpent is used as a metaphor throughout to describe harmful and toxic people that make us feel inferior as a human being. Anyone and everyone who appears harmless filling roles of lovers, relatives, parents, and friendships in our lives. It is a story to be read cautiously to thoroughly understand through humility and empathy is how we can help each other overcome trauma. This poetic story is written using spanglish language to embody the Latin-American communties.

Everyone can see it

The purples

The blues

The black

Everyone can see it

The tears

The fear

The pleas

Everyone can see it

The cycle

The invasion

The death

The forgiveness

Everyone can see it, except for me.

-the silent thoughts of being ashamed to run but enduring the stay (domestic violence abuse victims thoughts)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781732866904
Publisher: Astrid Ferguson
Publication date: 11/19/2018
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.38(d)

Table of Contents

Camouflage 3

Venom Fangs 40

Motionless/Breakdown 73

Residual Effects 108

Overcoming 131

About the Author 166

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