Monday, August 22, 2016

She used to cry as an infant

                                                                                      Attribution: Brooke Shaden
Image: Sinking Lantern (here)
(MLMM's Photo Challenge #127)

the 12 given words:
harsh scornful silly old senseless cry infant, 
absolution (a freeing from blame or guilt)
dreams serene songs
smite (to strike or hit hard)

3WW given words:
tart (sharp biting scathing acrimonious )
underhanded (deceitful, deceptive unethical)

Tired of the harsh treatment mete
out by her fiercely scornful step-mother
a silly old lady she used to refer to her
she reasoned it was senseless to remain
under one roof with one so unreasonable

She used to cry as an infant abandoned
to her wits for which even her father was
unaware an absolution of responsibility
and she suffered as a consequence

With dreams of a serene childhood of
songs and dance with step-sisters was
only reminiscent of Cinderella's woes

She was not to smite back in a tart way
nor act underhanded or vindictive but to
muster blessings from the ocean deep
She had hopes of a reformed step-mother
to love and be loved like one of her own

MMT's Sunday Whirligig #74
Thomg's at 3WW #394 and
Marian's at Real Toads's  - the tuesday platform


  1. Some step parents sure are rather mean. Best to get out from under such a roof sometimes, if one can and isn't a kid.

  2. Thank goodness I didn't go through that. Excellent write Hank:
    PS can you explain why when I recieve a new comment from you via email in comes from Merlin.E. ?I have a few followers with the saame email address and just wondered if all was well.

    1. The same happens here. My friend's name and below Mary,Yvonne or whomsoever it comes from. Perhaps that's the way it is. Not otherwise as a problem!


  3. Seems she might be wishing and hoping for a long time :(

  4. I am always amazed by the way you weave the given words!

  5. some step parents are cruel and shoudn't be one

  6. Mustering blessings from the ocean deep - what a beautiful line and thought.. That is the best way to move forward and being what life may deal us - a haunting image also