Sunday, March 3, 2013

Abhorrent



Image by TheFoxAndTheRaven, via The Mag




what does it say about you
that i’d rather be here
huddling in rain



Copyright © 2013 Jennifer Wagner

A haiku written for The Mag 158 and for the Real Toads prompt 'Today We Scream’ brought to us by Susie Clevenger in honor of the Woman Scream International Poetry Festival to raise awareness through poetry about violence against women.  My poem refers to the domestic variety.




Image:  Woman Scream Internacional Poetry Festival


30 comments:

  1. Ouch. A haiku with bite. I like it.

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  2. It says that they are mean and disrespectful. Heartbreaking haiku.

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  3. Passionate and poignant, at the same time...

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  4. Self worth and wanting for her own company than others...lovely Haiku.

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  5. Hi, Jennifer... this is so powerful.

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  6. Love this....powerful haiku.

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  7. One standing on her own strength. Wonderful haiku Jennifer!

    Hank

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  8. Very well done.

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  9. Ouch. The photo not really needed for the poem to bite. k.

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  10. Spunky and powerful ~ Very well done ~

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  11. Powerful and so much is said...

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  12. actually is says so very much...
    the compactness of your verse accentuates it as well...

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  13. nice one for sure.....thanks for sharing this

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  14. There is a fragility to the words that underscores the insidious torment of ongoing abuse.

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  15. naked truth shrouded by numerous suffering souls.

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  16. Yes! This is so potent and says all that needs to be said in three lines. Excellent.

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  17. Powerful and heartbreaking at the same time. Wow.

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  18. A lot of emotion in this compact poem.

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  19. uff. that is one powerful haiku. brava.

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  20. Wow, Jennifer, a very strong write. I have felt this way many times. Love the way you capture the feeling in so few words. Love it!

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  21. so much power in these few lines

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  22. what indeed? love this... few words, but none more needed to convey the message

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  23. Such a poignant piece! Beautifully done!

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  24. ...it says she shouldn't go back. Nicely succinct.

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  25. You have used the title and the form to convey a strong message in a few words. This is excellent!

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Thank you for your thoughts!