Sandra Martyres

Rookie (5th October / Mumbai - India)

Battered (Senryu)


Black eye broken nose
Battered housewife sobs alone
The world looks away

Submitted: Tuesday, November 03, 2009
Edited: Saturday, July 09, 2011

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  • Rookie - 47 Points Meggie Gultiano (11/7/2009 4:29:00 AM)

    this is reality Sandra. I know of a person who is a battered wife..And it is sometimes the fault of a wife herself, because she is a nagger.Now, she become a battered and bitter wife to her husband and to her friends..
    It pays to be having a one and one communication.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 302 Points Indira Renganathan (11/6/2009 9:41:00 AM)

    Shameful it is still going on....harassment is common even in this 21st century at different levels...wish, high time the society wakes up in moral direction...nice read Sandra...thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 62 Points Kesav Easwaran (11/6/2009 7:15:00 AM)

    telling imagery...good one...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonya Florentino (11/5/2009 7:19:00 PM)

    it's a nightmare when the one who's supposed to love and protect you is the one who's doing this to you...women should be empowered in every level (financially, politically, mentally/emotionally, spiritually, physically, morally, legally) so that she can prevent this from happenning, and if it does, that she feels safe and powerful enough to leave the situation... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Karin Anderson (sorry can't vote or comment) . (11/5/2009 6:58:00 AM)

    Gosh Sandra. This really hits hard with the truth of what happens. Trouble is, women don't always ask for help as they are ashamed. Great Seyru. 10 love Karin (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,237 Points David Harris (11/3/2009 2:14:00 PM)

    Sandra, sadly domestic violence is getting all to common place now. Top marks and thanks sharing this topical piece with us my friend.
    Hugs David (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Rakesh Bedi (11/3/2009 4:34:00 AM)

    amusing senryu, sandra.....poor girl seems, had a nasty fall; but how, dear? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Quin Faas (11/3/2009 2:24:00 AM)

    the silence in domestic violence-
    all violence
    A shame.
    nice piece. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Samanyan Lakshminarayanan (11/3/2009 2:23:00 AM)

    sad...even today...after so much of independence and education woman have got, \..they have to take all this (Report) Reply

  • Rookie rago rago (11/3/2009 2:10:00 AM)

    how true? and you have portraied well......... (Report) Reply

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