Sunday, April 26, 2009

NaPoWriMo Day 26: Word for One Single Impression

No

It’s a razor blade
cutting slashes
in an arm,

the sun pulling
a quilt of clouds
up over her head.

It’s a husband
turning away
in bed,

a mother
getting drunk
every night,

the silent scream
from a girl
being raped.

13 comments:

anthonynorth said...

This is so powerful. Excellently done.

lissa said...

"no" is quite a powerful word, even when unspoken though it's very hard to say sometimes or accept

watermaid said...

Powerful word and a powerful poem. This one really had an impact on me. The situations depicted in these images are often not talked about - we tend to shy away from them.

SandyCarlson said...

No. The denial. The ignorance. the pain. Wow. What a powerful poem.

Jeeves said...

Powerful.

Tammie Lee said...

You have written a strong poem about the word no. No is a powerful stance.

Random Expressionist said...

A strong poem, I should say!

Tumblewords: said...

Strong stuff. Vivid and vital. Compelling.

Beth P. said...

Wow, Linda--
Thank you--
We are defined by what we say no or resist...

Beautiful--

endurogirl said...

Tumblewords said it: compelling. It's also chilling in its power.

Ben said...

Wow. What's the inspiration?

Patti said...

Wow! That is one powerful piece~ very well- written

Karine said...

a very powerful poem indeed.
I am glad to have discover your blog.

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