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January 30, 2010

Read write poem – SHE

Filed under: readwritepoem — ~Kathryn~ @ 8:07 pm

read write prompt #112: the narrative wallpaper

ok – so I took this in probably a completely different way than the prompt was meant ……

She gazed around the room

the blank walls stared back at her
She picked up a pen and began to write his name

Over and over till the wall was blank no more

She sat down in the middle of the room and looked up at her handiwork

She cried out his name over and over
She hung her head in shame and wept
As the knife came in contact with the skin on the back of her wrist

She wrote his name once more
…………………………………………………………………………………..in red this time



  1. Well this does happen…carrying the addictive monkey on the back.Frightening and sad.The brevity creates the impact.Good one.

    Comment by rallentanda — February 5, 2010 @ 10:41 am | Reply

  2. I also liked your ability to keep this piece compact and each line full of meaning. Reading this gave me such feelings of empathy and the want to save this poor thing from wasting her life for nothing…good work!

    Comment by Cynthia Short — February 6, 2010 @ 12:09 am | Reply

  3. Wow, now that has a powerful message. The tortured soul.


    Comment by wordsbypsayers — February 6, 2010 @ 12:45 pm | Reply

  4. blank walls staring back is a good line….thanks for this

    Comment by wayne — February 6, 2010 @ 1:33 pm | Reply

  5. Strong piece, a life in one short write.

    Comment by Tumblewords — February 7, 2010 @ 12:43 pm | Reply

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