Sometimes Silver Linings are Blue

Sorry Not Sorry

Broken Angel(a)


Long chestnut hair with curls that were complete

Big brown eyes and when she smiled it felt like a dream

Dimples so deep you’d get lost in them

Her beauty was the envy of all

She was the oldest of six kids, and I was youngest

She is someone who helped shape my mind and spirit

I remember as a little girl I would see her paint her nails

She held the most beautiful nails

They were always filed and painted

Always perfectly round with shine

I use to sit to the side of the couch and she mesmerized me with her gift

One of the most vivid memories is her walking down the hospital corridor and crying

My heart aching knowing she was broken that day

I felt my eyes filling up with tears

She had just endured a vicious rape and attack

The hospital making her feel violated again to collect evidence

To help capture and prosecute the devil on the run

Her hands were over her eyes not wanting people to discover her

 Perhaps she didn’t want to see the world

All I know is her nails weren’t the same as they were the day before

I had never seen her nails so short

No longer perfectly round

No longer smooth with color

They were jagged and broken

The way I knew she felt within

As well, the way I felt too



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My sister and I share many challenges in our lives

She helped prepare me for struggles no one can prepare you for

She is my perfect Angel(a)

The man who raped my sister was a serial rapist

He was caught after being named one of our cities Most Wanted

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35 thoughts on “Broken Angel(a)

  1. Very powerful, and a beautiful tribute to your sister.

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  2. what a hurt for you both to carry. thinking of you both. ❤️

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  3. The V-Pub on said:

    Such a heartfelt tribute to a loved one. With time and love, all wounds heal, and I’m sure that her smile radiant, and her nails so beautiful once more. I’m confident that she will hold this close to her heart when she reads it.

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  4. You described the horror and pain for your sister and you very poignant. Although what happened cannot be erased but to tell from your loving words, your sister must be surrounded by love and in the best care to be able to deal with the scars. Much love and big hugs to both of you, Carisa 💖

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    • Erika,
      Thank you for your kind and inspiring words. My sister is someone who is so strong and determined. She is stronger than anyone I know. She never wants any type of sympathy or pass for anything.
      She is admired by many.
      Thank you again ❤️

      I didn’t know you commented until I looked just now.

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      • Your sister must be an amazing person and for sure kind of a mentor for you. The line where you wrote that her hands covered her eyes not to be seen gets a new meaning with knowing about her strength.

        Don’t worry because of replying, Carisa. I comment because I feel like saying something and don’t expect everyone to reply right away or reply at all. 😊

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        • Erika!
          Thank you for always commenting and supporting my writing. Your kind words make me smile. She is an amazing woman. She was married and pregnant when this happened. Her first words to the rapist were ….Please don’t hurt my baby 💔❤️
          She went on to have a healthy beautiful daughter. ❤️

          Off topic…
          I know you aren’t looking for a comment in return but I am always humbled when people take the time to comment.

          WordPress has so many issues lately. I use my iPhone mostly. I’m realizing I’m overlooking so many comments.

          Also.. I haven’t seen any of your posts in my reader. I know you usually post several times a day… I will check now ❤️❤️❤️

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        • What horrible moments! I guess it was easer to deal with the situation because everything went well with the baby. Off topic as well…
          Yes, WP acts weird for quite some time. Recently the app was updated and each and every comment now shows up as a single notification on my phone which is crazy. Also at times blogs are simply “unfollowed” by the system. It is very confusing and annoying.
          Thanks for replying and for visiting my blog, Carisa. It always makes me smile to see your bright shining face showing up 😊 💖

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  5. Casey Michael Smith on said:

    I don’t have words to respond to this. Very powerful.

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  6. It felt sweet in the beginning, then suddenly a shocking change, I am sorry for what happened.

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  7. Sad yet beautiful words for your sister Carisa. I’m so sorry for what she went through. I’m glad she has YOU! 🙂

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  8. I’ll rather not comment on poetry or the words this day, Carisa.

    I’ll not appreciate you for the writer that is inside you.

    I am touched and numb. Speechless!

    Lots of love ❤

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  9. rubiredsaid on said:

    I am so sorry for your sister, and I really hope time heals!
    To think of it I feel really sad!

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  10. heartfelt and exquisitely penned Carisa, my heart bleeds for the pain suffered.

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    • Ahhh, Antony, I’m on my way out of town but wanted to respond to you. ❤️
      Thank you. It was a life changing moment that changed my whole life. As is did hers too. He was finally caught because he raped 3, 13 year old girls he raped at once.
      He received the most anyone has every received in the history of the town.
      He truly lived with evil inside him.
      Thank you for the heartfelt words. Like always I love the bond we have
      . Thank you for being, You! ❤️
      Btw… My sister is the most amazing woman. 😉❤️

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