Shahla Latifi

Barricade

 

Every night

When the sheer darkness covered the world

A woman

Gave into her uncaring husband’s demands, unwillingly

 

Thereafter, her self-respect

Suffered a deep decline

 

Gloomy and unsatisfied

She let out a sigh of relief

And as lonely as a solitary bird in an abandoned city

She returned to the mystic world of self-efficacy 

 

In the mornings

With no hope to shine through the barricade of her will

She faced life with a smile

Devouring the sense of freedom for herself

And for her unborn child, diligently

 

Shahla Latifi

11-09-2017

 

Comments1

  • PACollin

    Wow - I love your deterministic writing and the pain evolving to strength.

    • Shahla Latifi

      I appreciate your thoughtful comment.



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