Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Scars



I gave this novel 4 and half Stars.  Told in first person point-of-view, the story is powerfully and superbly written.  Drawing from her own experiences, the author has portrayed the teenage character and her angst to perfection while exposing horrendous abuse.  It is a compelling and emotional story.  A real page turner.

This is a poem from my collection of 'social poetry' that fits in with the subject.

'Her World' by Jeanette Hornby

She sits alone
sheltered only by
the darkness
which surrounds her

She is lost
torn from the
confines of ‘family’
discarded like an
old piece of furniture

She is high
on a long journey
away from her pain

The memories
seep in somehow
of a body
so long ago
weighing her down
heavy
hard
hateful

She hits the wall
kicks the ground
breaks a window
and watches
as streams of blood
pour down her arm

She revels in the power
she has
over her own
destruction

She sits alone
in the darkness
lost
high
hurting
in her own pain
and for a moment
she is free...


2 comments:

  1. Wow! i mean,...just wow!If poets got rich, you'd be a millionairess.

    Thank you for joining Romancing the Genres and even more, for sharing this poem.

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