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Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Promised Forever

This piece is a bit on the dark side, inspired by domestic abuse and my reading a post by another on this topic.  Please if you know anyone going through this awful situation, do anything you can to offer a glimmer of hope.


Promised Forever

Promised forever, til death do us part,
Precious children, bestowed upon their care,
Difficulties there, all right from the start,
Illness progress, with no one could she share.

Quietly stealing, a thief in the night,
Ravaging, raping, her body and soul,
Stealing for himself, her God given right,
Year after year, all this taking its toll.

Hands clasp tight on her throat, stopping her breath,
Screams interrupted, the young child would hear,
Her, him, you two, me... tonight will be death,
Silver glimmers in light,,, the end is near.

Promised forever, til death do us part,
Illness progressing, all right from the start.


Petrina Lesko
December 2010

I am linking this poem over on One Shot Wednesday hosted every Wednesday by One Stop Poetry.  If you would like to read others poetry, stop on by for some great writes.

17 comments:

kaykuala said...

Petrina,
Brilliant piece. Yes, an illness is always there as a threat. Your poems have always been a pleasure to read.

John McElveen said...

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John McElveen said...

Powerful Post! Such an awful problem. SC is very high in this area.

J

Myrna R. said...

It's important not to forget this problem. I worked with many women who suffered. Some got out but others were too afraid to leave.

Nice, though sad poem.

Phoenix-Karenee said...

*sigh* Perhaps if it were more often spoken out, fear would have less hold and secrecy wouldn't rule so grimly. Thank you.

dustus said...

Heartbreaking poem and I applaud you for posting this one. cheers

budh.aaah said...

*Tears*...thank you so much

Gabriela Abalo said...

Bravo!

Thank you for sharing this powerful post.

cheers

Claudia said...

such a heavy and difficult topic to write about but you've done well

L.L. Barkat said...

I really liked the irony of the phrase "til death do us part." Chilling.

June_Butterfly said...

One of the nightmares of our society.DV!Still so painful that the till death do us part promise became one's nightmare.

Powerful write.Stabs the heart.

Carl said...

This is courageous and necessary. Thank you for this effort.

scentofmyheart said...

Dark, sad, but brilliant! Great choice of words!

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Write a poem fitting our week 13 theme (Dreams, Visions, Reveries), post it, and link in to our potluck, you are also allowed to link in unrelated poems. we are open Sunday, 8pm, American central time.

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Pat Tillett said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog. I came over to check you out. I really like your writing. this piece is is very moving. If you don't mind, I'm going to tag along. thanks!
Patrick Tillett, Extremely Overdue

Rajlakshmi said...

this is such a touching piece ... beautifully written

ds said...

Very powerful and sad. An illness, "right from the start." Yes. Thank you for sharing this.