Saturday, October 4, 2014

Reawaken

For http://www.octpowrimo.com/2014/10/poetry-prompts-day-4-poetry-revolution.html Challenge Day 4.

She lay quietly
as he did her
kneading her breast
as if they were mounds of dough,
he bit her neck
crushing her hands
which might have resisted,
she is all quiet
letting him finish
as he moved in rhythmic passion.

It was like a daily chore
and she was not to complain,
she tried once
but they called her shameless,
they said
it was his right
he was her husband after all.

Then one night
she lay with a knife,
as he moved
she smiled,
and all was quiet
like every other night.

Then there was cries
loud cries...
and a sigh deep inside.

Something was reawakened that night.


My poems are mostly either on love or social issues. As a result I am happy with today's prompt. I have written on various issues except for marital rape. A common problem most woman face but they hardly open their mouth thinking that they have to please their husbands as if it is a part of their marital duties.

9 comments:

Amiya chatterjee said...

a loud standing ovation philo.

TO TOUCH THE HORIZON said...

Thank you amiyada

Angela said...

Very vivid. An intricate story is told in a few images. The effect is like an explosion. And yet, there's silence. Wow.

TO TOUCH THE HORIZON said...

Thank you Angela

Vinay Leo R. said...

I agree with Angela. Reading the first verse, I thought it might be a poem on passion, but then, the story came out. it leaves a mark on the reader, that's for sure. Wow.

TO TOUCH THE HORIZON said...

Thank you vinay

Christine said...

A subtle, intense poem on an uncomfortable subject. Thank you for bringing it up!

TO TOUCH THE HORIZON said...

Thank you christine

Lizzi R said...

A brave subject to tackle, but an important one.