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Tuesday, 27 September 2011


  Heart gently captured,
Love grown ,nurtured
Contact flesh to flesh,
Voices lively and fresh,
Physically alive,
   Thoughts allowed to thrive,
Escape not an option !

Honey moon finished
Love diluted, diminished,
Contact sporadic,
Voices but only periodic,
Physically dying,
Mentally inside crying,
Escape not an option !

Relationship illiterate,
Self esteems obliterated,
Contact only bone to bone,
Voices screaming in angry tones,
Physically battered,
Thoughts, mentally splattered
Escape not an option!

The final straw broken,
Bruises the only token,
Contact not an option,
Less talk, more action
Physically drained ,
Only one thought now ingrained,
Escape is the only option! 

The Source 1862 By Gustave Courbet

This is an entry for the Mookychick blogging competition, FEMINIST FLASH FICTION 2011.  Enter Now


  1. escape is not an option, indeed,

    love it.

  2. Hey! Thanks for the nomination. Much appreciated!
    This one progresses nicely, yet sadly to a point so many relationships wind up. Excellent write!

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  4. Hello.
    This is an all too painful reality for some. Hope it's not the same for you.

    Nicely penned & imaged.
    Thanks for sharing & congratulations on the award!

    Your Song Of Love

  5. This one packs a punch. The development of it is excellent. Such a difficult story to think about, and you've given it form and meaning.

  6. perfect build up of a sad story.

    very poetic and brilliant entry.

  7. Congrats on your award well deserved and great blog I am happy you won this award

  8. cool piece.

    it shows your strength in poetry.
    Thanks for sharing.

  9. Thank goodness divorce is an option ... or at least that's how I read this very moving piece.


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