The Key

Hurting became breathing,

the toxic lies led me believing,

played with my trust in exchange for temporary lust,

every touch, every kiss marked a bruise and

I became indistinguishable behind all the abuse.


Enough is enough – say no to the pain, 

what is the point if it’s all loss and no gain?

Overcome the hurt and stand up to your fears, 

stand up to your sadness and overcome the tears.

The pursuit of happiness is not from another,

another can even hurt one’s own brother.


The pursuit of happiness lies within,

so before you say I love you, question yourself: do I love me?

When you find your answer, you’ll find your key –


The key to happiness…

just watch and see.

About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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