Melody Morningstar

Rookie (02/28/1989 / Seattle)

The Beaten Woman - Poem by Melody Morningstar

A cry in the night
Tumbles from her lips
Like water out
Of a broken vase

She gathers herself
into a tiny ball
and hides from the world

Her pain is real
Her helplessness felt
by all who see
The man who strikes

He strikes her cheek
He cracks her rib
With a blow from his fist

He curses her existence
She curses her mistake
Her child cries in the night
Everyone to blame


Comments about The Beaten Woman by Melody Morningstar

  • (5/6/2006 1:09:00 AM)


    This is an amazing indictment of American life, Melody. Painful, but what an insightful poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/4/2006 8:41:00 PM)


    well written I like the message how everyones to blame (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 4, 2006



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