November is National Novel Writing Month!
50k words in 30 days
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Welcome to my tribe! You are officially a part of the JV Nation. Here you can read, review & share portions of original poetry and prose by me and my alter ego, Jess Vaughn. I would be honored to hear your thoughts, so please share in the comments! I look forward to hearing your creative voice.
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Broken, Heart (an excerpt)
Heart, you've been through some things that may have had you off your game for a while.
And you may have second-guessed yourself - fully accepting when they called you
treacherous - because truth be told, you're a realist;
and from the burns you suffered, having been deceived a time or two,
nobody's gonna knock you for being jaded.
But, hear me clearly when I say this: You are not broken, Heart.
You have been fired and refined and waxed poetically until you've shine.
You have been opened up and filled with so much love until it spilled.
Yes, your emotions have overflowed, but you've radiated joy until you've glowed.
You are not broken, Heart.
No, not you.
~ c.9/17/23 Adrienne Ijioma