Standing Up

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It was mid morning on a weekday.
I was working in my garden.
Doing battle, was more like it.
This unruly patch is the only green in this row of yards.
The grape is tangled with the honeysuckle.
Lina’s broom is on a surge for the sun while stiffling the lavendar.
When far away an interrupted cry.
It was the voice of a woman. I could hear the blows landing, and the rebuke with each blow. This, even after she had stopped crying out. A man’s voice, full of rage, blaming her for it all. She refused to give him the satisfaction of crying anymore.
He kept hitting her.
I couldn’t figure out which house this was coming from.
I felt helpless, pissed off and horrified all at once
Then there was a gurgly scream from him
Followed by silence.

Pat R

6/12/19

For dVerse poets prosery #1, word limit 144 words max and include this line
“…when far away an interrupted cry..”

This prosey contains 140 words..I think.

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Prosery #1

Survivor

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perky tulip ears

poking through the soil intact

now fully restored

survives squirrel’s brutal gnaws

brand new life makes it to spring

Pat R

3/09/18

For Colleen’s Weekly Tanka Tuesday Poetry Challenge where the prompt words were Renew & Fresh ( synonyms only). I used Restore & New.

 

 

Castle

the fairy princess
escapes castle of nightmares –
bleeding heart withers

 

2

the fairy princess
escapes castle of nightmares –
the fairytale ends

 

Pat R

10/23/17

For Haiku Horizons

Daily Haiku Challenge 

OctPoWriMo