Shirley Houston

Rookie (January 6th / Shreveport, La.)

Mosaic - Poem by Shirley Houston

Travail has left her mark/
I bear the scars/
& weight of martyred/
innocence/
dissonance/
fragmen ting synthesis/
fragmented pieces set adrift/
in an abyss/
of discord & helplessness/
where loneliness consumes/
& the world presumes/
to understand my sullen countenance/
monotonous/
assessments/
of a broken-heart's facade/
petard resistant/
insecure & distant/
wonder/
taken in the wooded place/
where monsters spilled their seminal acid/
sandblasted/
presumptive images/
carcinogens/
onto my psyche/
inside of me/
demonic lusts/
violated/
subjugated/
attempted to annihilate/
what has come to be/
tranquility/
a mosaic of tragedy/
& triumphet audacity/
Beauty's soliloquy/
my sprit's free/
by His decree/
Travail has left her mark/
I bear the scars/
& weight of martyred/
innocence/
victim?
No!
her antithesis/
speaking life/
from the enclave of/
redemption....


Poet's Notes about The Poem

Rape is a horrific crime that damages the spirit, but it doesn't have to destroy it!

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  • (5/26/2012 10:23:00 AM)


    I'll be shocked if you tell me that you haven't published a book yet... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 25, 2012



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