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The Hunted

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THE HUNTED

 

I’ve done this before…

Face teasing the light, just a little, before fading into the black of painful reminders.  Eyes appearing briefly, before retreating behind leafy cynicism. My dainty fingers pulling back this protective shield, just to get a glimpse of the soul who peeks from a world that frightens and intrigues me, before disappearing into nonexistence, again.

Yes, I’ve done this before.  And, now, you stand before this bush of mystery trying to get a peek of what’s hiding quietly behind it.  Trying to get close to me…

My guess is that you are a hunter, too.  Here to disturb my healing and peace like all the other hunters who have found me hiding here from those who want to take what is in my chest.  I am the hunted — Always shot at with the most beautiful lies.  Always lured into traps masked by red roses over satin sheets of insincerity.

What will your weapon of choice be?

Will you pretend to be the slayer of my demons, before slaying me?  Will you pretend to be the true love I’ve never had, before showing me your true colors? Will you kiss me tenderly, before breaking my strength and stealing my heart? Or will you carve “forever” with me in the tree of our love, before running away with my trust?

My dear hunter,
how will you try to kill me?

How will you try to hunt someone who knows she’s being hunted?

 

Signature Manessah B

 

 

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43 thoughts on “The Hunted”

  1. This is some real shit!
    “How will you try to hunt someone who knows she’s being hunted?”
    This is a deep question right here.
    Once the person you trying to fool, knows the scheme that will lead to their defeat, the one plotting might end being the biggest fool.
    I loved this post

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    1. Thank you!! That really means a lot to me and I’m so happy this post touched you, my friend!

      Yes. Once the hunted begins to pick up on patterns from the previous hunters, it kind of becomes a turned table for the new hunter that comes along. When we understand and our eyes are open, it’s a bit harder to be fooled so easily. And like you said, the one plotting may end up being the fool.

      I’m so happy you loved this post and appreciated the message in this! Thank you again! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend!

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  2. 👏🏼👏🏼 You are on a roll! A whole new level. It’s amazing what experiences does, to increase ones skill at becoming the Huntress. Seeing right through the lies, the moment we smell there scent. 👏🏼

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    1. You humble me, Tiffany! Thank you so much. Lately, I’ve been getting a lot of encouragement to open up more about my life experiences and share them in a creative way on here. It is not an easy thing to do digging back into some of the painful parts of my past, but writing these memories out is a way of healing but also a way to show me how far I’ve come. You’re right, so right, about how experience can sharpen our skills and this is what this post was all about. It’s the classic “been there, done that” story.

      I’m so happy that this resonated with you, my friend! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your amazing thoughts, Tiffany! Enjoy your Saturday, girl! 😁💕

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      1. You too!
        Ah, I’m going through the same writing project. I’m finally working on my book and I’m going back to the past. Painful, but healing. I have to get out of my system.
        Enjoy your weekend as well!

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      2. Wow! Good for you for working on your book and getting those experiences out, Tiffany! That’s really good and I’m sure it will help so many in the process by sharing your story. I wish you all the best! 😃👏

        Thank you so much for the beautiful weekend wishes!!

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  3. Wow!!!! This, My Dear Brandi, is a masterpiece on dating and courtship! I love it, love it!!! So many gems of inspiration to mine from this!!!! Where do I apply! LOL! Especially loved these lines – ” I am the hunted — Always shot at with the most beautiful lies. Always lured into traps masked by red roses over satin sheets of insincerity.” Bellissimo, My Dear, Bellissimo!
    xoxoxo

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    1. I’m so happy you loved that line! It feels like that sometimes when you’re finding yourself dating someone, or even getting to know someone who comes with questionable intentions.

      Your words and kind compliment means so much to me, my friend. Thank you so much for the love and support, Chuck! Very happy you loved this!!
      xoxoxo

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      1. Dri, that really means a lot to me! Thank you!! I’m so happy you are encouraged and motivated to dive into some creative writing for yourself! I think you would do amazing at it!

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  4. These lines are gold and heartfelt:

    “My guess is that you are a hunter, too. Here to disturb my healing and peace like all the other hunters who have found me hiding here from those who want to take what is in my chest.”

    I feel many dark forces around us are trying to deflect of our personal healing within and they don’t want that at all. We must fight these forces and make them be aware that they don’t exist and we exist within our world and we have control of our own destiny.

    Beautifully well done and masterfully crafted writing. From the heart and soul.

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    1. Your words speak so much truth, Charlie. It seems like the harder we try to heal and find strength (or hold on to it, for that matter), the harder those dark forces try to break us down. It’s a struggle to stay up and afloat in this world, but like you said we must keep fighting to stay that way. To let no one take away our peace, because we control our lives, not them.

      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and share your amazing words with me, Charlie. I truly do appreciate it, my friend and so happy this post resonated with you. Hope you had an awesome Memorial Day and that you have an even better day today!

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      1. Exactly yes.

        We control our own destiny and you must create that wall barrier to rid off those negative energies. It won’t be easy but we can try and fight the good fight.

        You are very welcome, Manessah.

        This did so much resonated with me because I deal with the struggles all the time. Even though its at a balance, sometimes its hard because the scale tips down.

        My Memorial Day was awesome! Hope your Memorial day was pleasant as well. 🙂

        P.S I posted something new. 🙂

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      2. I’m so glad that this could resonate with you, Charlie! It is indeed a struggle, but I think it helps knowing there are others going through the same fight, so in sense it’s like fighting a war with brothers and sisters by your side. You’re not alone, my friend. 🙂

        Glad you enjoyed your Memorial Day! Mine was awesome, too!

        Yesss!! You posted something! I’ll be checking that out soon! Can’t wait to read! 🙂

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  5. There’s no stopping what can’t be stopped, no killing what can’t be killed. You never see the eyes of the beast, until it comes calling. The prey becomes the predator by being taunted and tested to much. Immunity can be a powerful tool for the heart when the hunters were heartless, it helps turn the tables.

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    1. Wild, you always have the wisest and deepest words to say! Seriously, you should write a book just filled with your comments alone!

      So, so true, fam. All those trials the prey is put through helps sharpen their vision and immunity. They’re tougher. They’re keener. They can smell danger and hear it coming a mile away. Love your thoughts, my friend! 😁

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      1. You are to kind fam, that book would have a lot of your advice and quotes also because you got some real wisdom behind you.
        Like I say, a lesson learned is a lesson earned and the hunted gets tired from and finds it satisfying do the chasing.😉

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      2. Wild, if I’m anywhere in that book it will be to give testimonials on how deep your words are, my friend!

        Yup. Sometimes it’s nice to do the hunting for a change. Who wants to always be at the bottom of the food chain? 😂

        Thanks again, fam! Hope you have an awesome night!

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