the bruises will go away soon.
I didn’t mean to break the window, with the ball.
My arm will heal in about six weeks.
I didn’t mean to walk in on you and your boyfriend in the bedroom.
I thought you were alone.
The doctor said I would heal in a few weeks,
but he wanted to know who did this to me.
I wouldn’t tell him,
I love you unconditionally.
I didn’t mean to lie,
Why did you let him hurt me so bad?
Why did you let him just throw me away like
a bag of trash over the side of the road?
My body is numb
My soul is no more.
I didn’t mean to,
My love was unconditionally for you.
Tammy L. Carter is an Author/Poet from Woodlawn, Virginia. She has published three books since 2008. 2001 she started writing after the death of her mother. She found out it helped with her loss. After seven years she published her first book, a collection of poems. “Memories that are not forgotten” Then in 2012 she published her second book “My Friend Dinner” a children’s book that is dedicated to her father.
Tammy’s third book came out in 2015, a collection of poems and two true stories. “A Time to Reflect” This book has a very special meaning for her, her son Clayton also has three poems included.
Tammy lives in Virginia with her son and their three cats and one dog. She graduated from high school in 1981. Wytheville Community College in 1986 from CNA, attended Surry Community College in North Carolina in 96-98 for Business. Tammy is a member of JoyWriters of Galax, VA Member of All Poetry.com. Other than writing Tammy enjoys baking and making crafts.