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Suffering #writebravely

The clock struck one
She shuddered, terror-struck
Anticipating timorously
The door flinging open
Her heart beat frantically
Her palms sweaty, greasy
Her eyes shut tight
Every sound alarming her
Then it happened, she knew
Like it did every month
His whole month’s pay
Lost to gambling and drugs
An errant tear rolled down
As she repented yet again
No god or men of god
Could take away her pain
She was a wife, a mother
But for him, a piece of flesh
To be ravaged, traded freely
In their life she lived her death

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Prompt: Pattern

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  1. Nice One

  2. Oh my now thats harsh and a terrible fate to be living with!

    Monetarily up yours #writingbravely

    1. It is, and sadly the story of many unfortunate women. 🙁

  3. Beautiful post, disheartening to see her plight.
    lovely connection with the prompt.

    1. Thanks dear. Wonder what women who go through this plight really experience… 🙁

  4. Wow! Well written. Sadly this is the reality in today’s world.

    1. Sad, but true. It does happen a lot.

  5. That suck the breath out of me. The last line hit hard.
    I cannot Even imagine what this woman must go through. ????

    1. Hoping to die and having to breathe and stay alive is such a painful punishment. Sad.
      Thanks for reading.

  6. Too many go through this suffering in reality, I feel. Though not many share it. Too painful to, and the world is judgmental I guess.

    1. Judgemental and even slightly ignorant? We have to fight our own battles. Wonder what stops them from leaving or resisting it?

  7. Shilpa Garg says:

    Gosh! That’s so sad and heart-wrenching. But it is a reality for so many!!

    1. Thanks, Shilpa. It is more rampant than we think and just as cruel.

  8. Sad, and beautifully written.
    You’ve brought out the emotions so well.
    Great read!

    1. Thanks, Mayuri. The emotions are difficult to express. Glad you felt they came out right.

  9. That’s a sad life! You have put forth the suffering very vividly

    1. It indeed is sad. A living hell for women who go through it quietly.

  10. sad sad reality of millions even today. millions

    1. Millions, yes. All over the world.

  11. Such a great ad beautiful written post

    1. Thanks Ruchi.

  12. snehalboricha says:

    Sounds quite painful to even read! ???? Many women are still suffering! Glad you brought this up!

    1. It is painful to write it too. It is a grave reality.

  13. Nisha Malik says:

    Such a dreadful and painful story..but is a harsh reality in some households..

    1. It is a reality, yes. Thanks Nisha.

  14. Oh my god it’s the actual situation of many women in our society and world. Very beautifully you penned down this. Very heartbreaking and sad post.

    1. Thank you Minakshi. I felt sad while writing it too but thought it deserved to be written.

  15. This is the harsh reality that so many women still face in spite of the century we are living in… You’ve expressed it so beautifully

    1. Thank you so much. Centuries haven’t changed the plight women go through. When will this change?

  16. Beautifully written what a woman has to go through, very sad

    1. Thank you Bulbul. It is sad and heartbreaking.

  17. Pretty cool lines in there! Ravaging indeed.

    1. Thanks dear.

  18. Omg that’s like tough life of a woman… beautifully written

    1. Tough, yes. Thanks Jinal.

  19. This is so lovely. Loved reading it. Love the way you compose

    1. Thank you!

  20. allaboutmommying says:

    So much of pain articulated so thoughtfully. More power to woman.

    1. Thank you so much.

  21. Pain of a daily wager and their brutal life is well expressed. Loved it !
    MeenalSonal from AuraOfThoughts

    1. Thank you. Not just a daily wager, this happens in affluent households too.

  22. A pattern that plays so cruelly yet repeatedly in many womens’ lives….Has been beautifully expressed through your lines,Varsha.

    1. I wasn’t sure the pattern fitted well here. Glad you liked it, Meenakshi. Cruel and painful it is

  23. Powerful poem. It tears the heart to see the sorry plight of such women. Intense and touching every part of the skin.

    1. Thank you so much, Vishal. We can only imagine their plight. Living it must be hell.

  24. Very sad to read the reality of many women in our society. expressed so well. Happy to join with you for #writetribeprobloggerchallenge !!!

  25. That’s sounds so terribly and pathetic poor girl she’s love your take on prompt

  26. This is so true…. And sad story of every women ????

    1. Sad, but true.

  27. Now that is a powerful poem and saddening at the same time. You have brought out the pain, suffering and plight of that women nicely, Varsha.

    1. Thank you so much, Rohan. We can only imagine the suffering. My heart goes out to those who go through it. 🙁

  28. Painful… Every word of yours was perfect in describing the terror.. awesome write-up

    1. Thank you, Mrinal.

  29. joshitajj says:

    This is a harsh reality. You have expressed the emotions so well. I could feel those emotions when I read it…

    1. If you could feel them, my job as a writer is done. Thank you, Joshita.

  30. Poignant ! Lovely poem true with so many women going through the same pattern every day!

    1. Every day, their entire life. Seems like a scary proposition, isn’t it?
      Thanks for your comment, Meha.

  31. Sad state of a part of society. Pain very well expressed in this piece of poetry.

    1. Thank you so much, Payal. Glad I could express it for my readers.

  32. What a nightmare, this life is… I feel so helpless to see the plight of the woman. When on earth will the skies be totally clear for her?
    – Anagha From Team MocktailMommies

  33. A sad truth about the many who are helpless in the hands of beasts.

  34. This is the truth and reality of many women in our society. Well written post.

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