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If Her Walls Could Talk

Tortured heart falls in pieces to the floor of a broken home. Fear hides; the hollow chest caves like walls in wake of terror. Doors slam; screams lunge, strangled in silence. Swallow the pill of deceit 'til numbness follows. Black and blue fades to purple behind dark glasses. Paisley wallpaper cloaks shame, marks of frailty, an attempt at occlusion. Her natal star gleams; she knows not her arc of strength. If walls could expose seclusion... If only she escaped, lifted the veil; if only her walls could help and not jail. If only the fear would die at first dawn; if only the walls were friends to lean on. written September 10, 2012 for If These Walls Could Talk contest *dizain rhyme scheme ending in two couplets.

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  1. Date: 9/20/2012 12:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win Rhonda. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/20/2012 5:55:00 AM
    Very sad, well described. Congratulations on your win. Lee

  1. Date: 9/19/2012 1:27:00 AM
    Congrats on a great win in Susan's contest with your wonderful entry! lovely work Rhonda.

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 3:24:00 PM
    Congrats on your winning work..Sara

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 12:26:00 PM
    Incredible write Rhonda! Congrats on your win. Hugs

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 9:24:00 AM
    So sad but well told. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 7:58:00 AM

  1. Date: 9/18/2012 6:00:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win Rhonda. awesome poem :) cheers!!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 7:48:00 PM
    This is real wonderful penning! i love it. Congratulations on you win my friend!

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:09:00 PM
    Nice use of form and you projected the feeling of being trapped very well! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 6:00:00 PM
    A maswter piece for sure Rhonda...congrats on your win! One love. Joy Wells

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 12:11:00 PM
    superbly penned tugging at the heartstrings, rhonda... congrats on your award!..:) hugggs

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 11:28:00 AM
    A great poem here Rhonda!Congrats on your win.

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:35:00 AM
    Congratulations on your #2 win in my contest! I liked the wistfulness at the end compared to the reality that it is - the dichotomy makes it heart-breaking :)

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:25:00 AM
    RHONDA, congratulations with your wonderful win in Susan's "If These Walls Could Talk..." contest.. have a nice day~ PD

  1. Date: 9/17/2012 10:22:00 AM
    Congratulations Rhonda on your terrific write and win xx

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 6:25:00 PM
    Marvellous thought provoking in few lines. I really like short but magnificent writing since it touch the heart. Good job. Thank you for sharing. Love, Khalid

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 1:54:00 PM
    This is short, but very good. I like it. Good luck in the contest. Thanks for sharing. Lucilla

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 10:24:00 AM
    very touching lines so masterfully crafted Rhonda .. truly an emphatic entry so splendidly written luv .. much luck .. yes I know what u mean about trying to blast Vie .. I had a hard time and was not going to enter so as not to hurt or offend her but thought a good old fashioned love rivalry might be a better way to relate her theme .. oh ..hope it works ..

  1. Date: 9/11/2012 9:51:00 AM
    Rhonda love this highly charged poem, so emotional, so well written..........Good luck in contest....