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Her Face A Mask

His silence, her savior,
the paramedics were carrying his body out,
in her mind there was still a shout,
but she knew he was dead,
and in that there was no doubt,
walls, floors and doors stained red,
a bullet through his head,
the abuse stopped, enough said,
and stopping it was what it was all about.
She watched the massive shape
of her husband’s body go by,
the image in her mind, taped,
her sanity raped,
but time would heal the wounds,
she laughed silently, and she would not cry,
she knew that someday one of them would die,
her face a mask,
her actions a task,
and from her chains, freed,
as the odor of death lingered in the stairs,
as she suddenly released happy-tears,
dazzling sunshine now covered the street,
and every night, with comfort she would sleep.

Copyright © Frank F. Atanacio

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  1. Date: 3/19/2009 5:51:00 AM
    That's only because you recognize quality dear. You don't get points for that

  1. Date: 3/10/2009 4:18:00 PM
    this poem reads extremely visual and tactile, can a poem be called perfect?

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 1:19:00 PM
    She was right, one day one of them would die, nice write...Raul

  1. Date: 2/28/2009 7:31:00 AM
    sleep comfortbly in jail...too bad that the only way out is with a bulet in the head. meow

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 9:47:00 AM
    Ahh young padawan reject the dark side and embrace the light. Your words are stimulating and hopeful. Now tell your kids to stop using your account,,,,Laurie,,, YEAHSS Chris lol

  1. Date: 2/26/2009 9:30:00 AM
    This is something else Frank.. are you taking Laurie's advice and adding a little sunshine to your writes? the ending..we often wear mask at times don't we..and the real comes out in private.