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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Sunday Scribblings " Captive"

Sunday Scribblings prompt this week is appropriately "Captivate"
When being captivated turns into being captive!

Mental Carnage

Captive is the child
Who’s father moved away
Taking with him
Mental illness
And a wife

Captive is the daughter
Worrying about
Things she
Can’t change
Or see

Captive is the woman
Living alone
With a stranger
She thought
She knew

Captive is the truth
Ricocheting
Back at you
After years
Of denial

Captive is the divorcee
Who knows
The new wife’s fears
And sits back
Mummified

Captive are those who know
What  may come
What could be
As they wait
In dismay 

 
Love doesn't Hurt by Lynn Miles

20 comments:

J Cosmo Newbery said...

We are all captives, in our own way. As someone once said, it is hard for the free fish to understand the hooked one.

Gloria said...

Hi Giggles. Wow, intense, very intense. I loved it. Another side of you. We learn about each other all the time. Loved it and thx for sharing.

Laurie Kolp said...

Powerful! I like how you used 'captive' instead of captivate

oldegg said...

What a lot of stories are hidden in these verses. The reader is certainly captivated.

Andy said...

WoW! This is an intensely thought-provoking piece.

I, on the other hand, am captive for & captivated by love. ;-)

Thanks for sharing.

Mary said...

Very deep and thought-provoking poem here. So many ways of being held captive.

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Love your poetry ~ visiting from Sketch Sunday ~ love your work ~ thanks for coming by my blog today ~ namaste, Carol (artmusedog)

Marlene said...

Wow, moving piece and very meaningful. Not the sort of piece you'd expect from some called Giggles, but then we all have many sides.

jaerose said...

What an interesting use of the word..hadn't even thought of how captivated is very different from being captive..very strong words..Jae

Altonian said...

Isn't that all the truth!

Jehanne's doodles said...

That is a lovely scribble and a wonderful song at the end.
Have a great Sunday :)

Sophia said...

Thank you for stopping by and leaving such warm thoughts/care for me and my father during such a difficult time. I really appreciate it.

Asma Khan said...

Peace of mind is really a great asset... :/

Gloria said...

Love the music video, very nice. Thanks for sharing.

Abigail Bunting said...

Indeed! A thin line lies between "captivate" and "captive"- but the two reside in such different worlds.

on paper wings

Queen-Size funny bone said...

The captive eventually frees herself with time.

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

Very lovely post.

Aeria said...

Loved these little pieces of reality- very clever and poignant. My favorite is about truth and years of denial. Beautiful and hard hitting.
aeria

Aeria said...

I loved these little pieces of clever and poignant reality! My favorite one is about truth and years of denial. Beautiful and hard-hitting.
Aeria

Tammie said...

such a unique take on 'captive', powerful and full of insight.

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