LPThursday Photo Prompt – Caged– #writephoto : Nothing is new under the sun.

Thursday Photo Prompt – Caged– #writephoto

#writephoto

Sue  Vincent  said :Use the image to create a post on your own blog… poetry, prose, humour… by noon (GMT)  Wednesday 17th August and link back to her post with a pingback Here . Please make sure that the pingback works and if not, copy and paste your link into the comments section of this post.

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Nick Birds SE Ilkley 2015 uffington avebury cropton Helmsley 112

Nothing is new under the Sun

As far as  she  could see, the dark clouds  were rolling in

As they always had shading her life,in dark shrouds.

The  wharf and  weft of clouds getting under  her  skin.

She was used to ignorance and the hate of the crowd.

 

Soaked  by the  rain,battered  by wind  and  baked  by  the  sun

The best kept secrets  of  her  soul unraveled  and became un-done.

 

The  crows took the light from her eyes

Alone out on the  moors no one  heard  her cries.

Pangs of hunger attacked her and slowly  she breathed  her last.

No one to see or care her sin had made her an outcast.

 

Soaked  by the  rain,battered  by wind  and  baked  by  the  sun

The best kept secrets  of  her  soul unraveled  and became un-done.

 

She had followed her feelings true

No matter her body she  was a woman.

Her body was wrong she was female, she knew.

They call her Tom and made her a man.
Soaked  by the  rain,battered  by wind  and  baked  by  the  sun

The best kept secrets  of  her  soul unraveled  and became un-done.

 

When they found her dressed as her kind

They  accused her of being a witch or a demon.

No mercy was shown, beaten and stripped her hands tied behind.

She was dragged through the village and up the hill.
Soaked  by the  rain,battered  by wind  and  baked  by  the  sun

The best kept secrets  of  her  soul unraveled  and became un-done.

 

The parts of her body she hated the most

Exposed for all to see,they screamed ‘ he be a man’

She closed her mind to the horde and the host.

Worst of all they then dressed her as a man.

 

 

Soaked  by the  rain,battered  by wind  and  baked  by  the  sun

The best kept secrets  of  her  soul unraveled  and became un-done.

 

They  hoisted  her high at  midnight.She had been beaten  all day

She  silently suffered, closed down her mind  and just prayed.

No one looked back on her , no  pity  or  care  as  they  walked  away

Those  she had loved  had her to  the  elders  betrayed.

 

Soaked  by the  rain,battered  by wind  and  baked  by  the  sun

The best kept secrets  of  her  soul unraveled  and became un-done.

 

When darkness came it  was such a relief

She had  no more  to fear the worst had  been done

As  she left this  world  she shed  all pain and  grief

Tomasena’s soul, a beautiful woman circles  the  moon and  the  sun.

 

 

 

 

 

29 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sue Vincent
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 13:46:21

    That’s strong stuff, Willow.

    Reply

  2. Judy Martin
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 16:51:41

    Wow, this was brilliant Willow. Well done!🙂

    Reply

  3. D. Wallace Peach
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 18:06:21

    Wow. That was so powerful it brought tears to my eyes. Beautiful, amazing writing!

    Reply

  4. Lynz Real Cooking
    Aug 12, 2016 @ 18:07:34

    Wow amazing and powerful willow

    Reply

  5. sheridegrom - From the literary and legislative trenches.
    Aug 13, 2016 @ 03:13:10

    I felt every stab of ‘her’ pain. Brilliant.

    Reply

  6. sharmishtha basu
    Aug 13, 2016 @ 06:10:22

    amazing poem!

    Reply

  7. jan
    Aug 14, 2016 @ 18:23:05

    Such a tragic story. Good job.

    Reply

  8. stevetanham
    Aug 16, 2016 @ 21:27:57

    Love it. Savage but beautiful. Quite haunting…

    Reply

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  10. KL Caley
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 11:07:48

    Oh I love the story that came through. So well captured (or should that be caged!). Great job KL❤

    Reply

  11. rivrvlogr
    Aug 18, 2016 @ 17:11:38

    Although a cage may not enter into the equation these days, there still are those who would harass and discriminate based on ill-informed perceptions of what is “right.”

    Reply

  12. Stuart France
    Aug 19, 2016 @ 06:05:07

    Properly powerful, Willow… with real substance…

    Reply

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