Aftermath of Silence – A Quadrille

I turned away, jaw clenched,

Breath held, yet still seeing

The crushed spirit within her

Earth brown eyes that had

Pleaded for me to do

The thing I feared the

Most – to speak up for her

And tell him to leave

Her the fuck alone

Sometimes I write the poem and sometimes it writes itself. This one was the latter. I started it as a poem about the environment then it took a different turn. You arm chair psychologists can let me know what that means!

This quadrille incorporates De Jackson’s d’verse quadrille prompt #93 – spirit and also Kate’s Friday Fun prompt – Aftermath.

©️ iido 2019

12 thoughts on “Aftermath of Silence – A Quadrille

  1. Powerhouse poem. All it takes is once. For another to protect, to intercede, to show that person they are worth protecting. It can make a world of difference, if not at the moment, later, in that person’s reflections. Silence is how the power is maintained by the batterer/abuser.

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