Veiled – #WritePhoto

Sue’s #WritePhoto prompt:

A
Veiled threat
I can hear
"Uncover your
Head at your own risk
No one should see your face
Else, you'll wish you never lived"
I lower my head, awaiting
Whatever fate had in store for me
Maybe this marriage would bring my freedom
Or chain me in another prison
An unfamiliar one, at that
I risk a glance at the groom
Nervously twitching knees
Punishing him too?
Two cellmates, trapped
Or two folk
Free for
Life?

Ritu 2020
#writephoto

34 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. H.R.R. Gorman
    Jun 13, 2020 @ 20:29:34

    That’s frightening! I had a roommate with Pakistani parents once, and she got put into an arranged marriage. I think it worked out ok for her,but I remember her being petrified what would happen if she did, or if she didn’t. This poem reminded me of that palpable fear.

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  2. Lisa Coleman
    Jun 11, 2020 @ 17:31:31

    Wow! Very thought provoking.

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  4. Maria Mocha
    Jun 08, 2020 @ 03:26:49

    Very haunting and raw. Love it.

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  6. syl65
    Jun 05, 2020 @ 01:07:29

    Two perspectives to ponder, Sister πŸ’œ

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  7. Msdedeng
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 20:23:29

    πŸ™‚

    Like

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  8. robbiesinspiration
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 18:04:54

    Gosh, Ritu.

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  9. willowdot21
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 17:40:20

    I like this take Sis, let’s be positive, two souls set free πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ–€πŸ–€

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  10. johnrieber
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 17:09:11

    Powerful imagery Ritu….terrific poem that says so much – “veiled” indeed

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  11. potatosandwich
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 15:57:46

    See me and your hubby went to school together, I think you hit a good jackpot 😁….

    Of course the same for him too…

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  12. Rebecca Moon Ruark
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 15:46:56

    Powerful, Ritu!

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  13. Annette Rochelle Aben
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 15:34:05

    you are a good story teller

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  14. Sue Vincent
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 15:33:11

    A powerful poem, Ritu. The uncertainty of such a situation is almost unthinkable.

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  15. H.R Phoenix, Author
    Jun 04, 2020 @ 15:19:58

    Very nice 😍 😍 😍

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