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Wednesday, December 7, 2011

War Crimes

She was a passive observer
To her own life.
She knew resistance,
Argument,
Even independent thought,
Might trigger another “incident.”
She sought refuge
Behind her white flag,
Surrendering
To her lot in life.
He broke the rules of engagement,
Leaving her as his first
Casualty of war.
The Geneva Conventions
Never did apply
On the battlefield of matrimony.

5 comments:

Susie Clevenger said...

This is powerful...marriage can certainly be a battlefield...Great work!

Old Ollie said...

The last line...so good.

Mama Zen said...

Fantastic write!

Sheilagh Lee said...

Very aptly put. Sometimes we surrender to much of ourselves and lose ourselves

Berowne said...

Thoughtful, meaningful, very well expressed.