Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Invisible


Who left her there?
In a country where
everyone speaks her language
but not to her
Invisible in the crowd
of the living
Against her will
her children suffer
Tears are not a cure
Frustration reigns amid
the chaos left by her
failure to reach out
"They" cannot offer solace
without knowledge
of need
Diagnosis
death



"Ellecee"





Written for Promp Night
When Shades of loss weave with pattern of madness

5 comments:

  1. My goodness ๐Ÿ˜ข this is so very heart-wrenching, Linda, I can't imagine the amount of pain and suffering which such souls go through,"Invisible in the crowd of the living against her will" is such a strong and poignant image. Beautifully executed. Thank you so much for participating at Prompt Nights and for your constant love and support ๐Ÿ’–

    Lots of love,
    Sanaa

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  2. So chilling from beginning to end. One can feel the despair of the subject, the outrage of the speaker, and the hurt... so much hurt...

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    1. Feeling invisible is like losing your voice and being..the emptiness of that aches through this poem - like cold, forgotten bones which need to be held and warmed

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  3. Outstanding pacing for a haunting social message

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  4. Invisible in the crowd of the living
    Against her will her children suffer
    Tears are not a cure

    It is most sad to be subjected to such a situation. Most poignant even chilling at the closing. Wonderful lines Ellecee!

    Hank

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