Saturday, January 26, 2013

IGWRT's Music with Marian "Silenced"



Silenced

Little black dress, diamonds, and shoes,
hide the lies, all you don't confess
while kneeling, working alibis

letting the glamour of your disguise
hide the bruise.  You stammer, recite devotionals,
repertoire of excuses carried like a cross,

offered up, personal mercenary
fighting to save whom?
One day he'll carry through,

leave you broken, blessings exhausted,
little black dress shredded, crumpled,
accosted no longer by his heavy-handed caress,

prayer books, silenced.

by Margaret Bednar, January 26, 2013

Linked with "Imaginary Garden With Real Toad's - Music with Marian" - today taking a look at the singer Dessa and I specifically looked at her song "Alibi" (music video below) for inspiration.

I'm all for praying and devotionals, don't get me wrong.  But there are those who feel prayer is the only way "out".

12 comments:

Kerry O'Connor said...

Yes, Margaret! I love the direction you took in this poem. It is bold and goes to a place many would hesitate to enter.

Mama Zen said...

This has an edge that I really like. Cool writing, Margaret.

Marian said...

whoosh, Margaret! what a strong voice here, edgy as MZ says, but soft as well, tending to a bruise. wow. i really like this.

Fireblossom said...

Wow. Heavy duty writing, Margaret.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

"Letting the glamour of your disguise hide the bruise." Wowzers, kiddo, you so nailed it!

forgetmenot said...

Ditto to all of the above comments. Very deep, intense thoughts. Mickie :)

Heaven said...

Heavy handed caress and silenced prayer books resonate with me deeply Margaret ~ This is a lovely share ~

Susie Clevenger said...

Powerful piece. Perhaps someone will come across this, see themselves in it and have the courage to get out of an abusive situation.

RMP said...

intense write. I definitely think prayer and faith play a hand in taking action, but alone they are not necessarily enough.

Ginnie said...

Just telling it like it is...goes a long way, Margaret.

Hannah said...

Wow! So well done, Margaret...so often the'll try to hide behind that cross. Sad.

myheartslovesongs.com said...

amen!