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She Wasn’t Allowed to Giggle

By Lavinia Thompson

Copyright 2011 Lavinia Thompson

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Cover Design by ~a-lanna on Deviant Art

Dedicated to my mother, for so many years of love and support even in the darkest of times; you have always been my strength and guidance when I knew of nowhere else to turn. Thank you will never be enough.

Special thanks to:

Debbi, my adopted big sister, for the late-night sessions of writing talk and titles and for being my sanity.

To Rett, aka adopted Dad, also for the support and all the writing help. You have both helped me grow as a writer and a person. This book never would have been possible without the both of you.

And to all those who have known domestic violence and abuse: You have a voice. You have a choice. There is help and there are ways out. This book is dedicated to all of you.

Table of Contents

Part I- Light at the End of the Tunnel

Journal Entry I
Eloquent Mirror
4 a.m. (Ice Covered Roses)
Blood Paint
Paper Flowers and Lace
Drunken Shadows
Monsters are Crazy
Blood Dripping Precariously
Poise of Blood
Words Were Whispered
The Corners You Hide From
Dark Angel Clichés
Beneath the Rippling Night
Jaded Eyes Eloquently Fragile
Somewhat a Beast
Dreamless Moon
Screams Silent as Ashes
Hostage of an Ancient Ghost
Glass Swept Under the Rug

Part II: Innocence After the Dark

Journal Entry II
Ancient Moon Dust Black
Darkness Shrouds
Paint the Blood
Sitting at the Eloquent Mirror
Poem Without a Moon
War Paint (Down Her Face)
Sobriety’s Every Breach
Ruled for a While
Haunted Still by Deranged Visions of You
Drops of Blood
Never Again (Stand Up)
Monsters in the Sky
Anger (A Monster All Its Own)
Stupid Whiskey
Black Lace Angel
Worlds in One Explosion
Sombrous Eloquence
Ravaged Beyond Repair
Like Frigid Trees
Who Do You Think You Are?

Part III: The Worst Is Over...

Letter: Dear Mom
Strong from Here
Fallen Somewhere to a Lost Light
Drunken Breakdown
Melted Candle
Happy Now
Darkness Betrayed
Never Be Ruled
Sometimes Insanity
No Poetic Way
Broken Chains
Pieces of a Reckless Butterfly
Past Inks
Dancing Circles (Know No Shame)
Bare Gypsy Feet
She Wasn’t Allowed to Giggle
Where Fallen Angels Fly
Pearl Moon Conquered
Orange-Dusted Dusk
You No Longer Reign
Oblivion in Reverie
Blue Motel
Untangled a Little
Journal Entry III
Journal Entry IV

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