tess fielders

Assailed

Too sad to say what lies beneath
Her smile a customary coat

Covering sundry hidden hurts
Like and ancient moat

Assailed by sudden hostile wind
Insulted mindlessly

She tries to salvage what she can
Hiding obsessively

As naked truth exposed
Accused by curious stares

A child emerges trembling, scared
With all her secrets bare

No tenderness like welcome dew
Relieves the scorching flame

Ablaze on countenance once pale
Her shock from eyes who blame

Erupts from depths once tightly held
Her scream no-one can tame

Poem Submitted: Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Poem Edited: Thursday, July 21, 2011

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Comments about Assailed by tess fielders

  • Akram Awadat (12/15/2009 4:26:00 AM)

    really enjoyed reading
    well done

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (12/13/2009 10:56:00 PM)

    A child emerges trembling, scared
    With all her secrets bare........................quite evocative, wrought ingenious by imagerty,10+++, thanks for sharing

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  • george george (12/1/2009 3:10:00 PM)

    oooo Tess! Scathing and harsh! This is my favorite line:

    'Assailed by sudden hostile wind
    Insulted mindlessly
    She tries to salvage what she can
    Hiding obsessively'

    Nice choice of words in this poem. Good job.

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  • Bonnie Harding (12/1/2009 3:09:00 PM)

    nice work tess, , , , touching piece!

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