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Broken pieces,
damaged parts,
family matters,
poisoned hearts.
Daily doses
of reproach,
kindled bane
will encroach.

toxic genes,
stop the cycle
any means.

Gather courage,
choose your path,
find the truth,
foster love.

Copyright © June 2012 Norma Martiri

Note: ‘path’ and ‘love’ are near rhymes in Australian English.