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".