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Mammogram

Rachel Kovacs Avatar Rachel Kovacs - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

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Mammogram

She stood there
humiliated,
nearly naked
as a
stranger
touched her.
She was
searching for
something
she could not see,
she could not feel:
A silent killer,
a raper of
self-esteem,
identity,
womanhood. 
She endured it,
the pain,
the embarrassment,
because
her mother
had died
and she would
survive.

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  1. Date: 2/7/2013 8:33:00 AM
    very sad. is this a true story?

    Kovacs Avatar Rachel Kovacs
    Date: 2/7/2013 3:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    No, but thank you for asking. I did not lose my mother to cancer. A lot of poetry that I write involves putting myself in other people's shoes. I see pain in so many people's lives and I grieve along with them. I try to speak for them in my writing because sometimes words and a voice are the only things that I can give.
  1. Date: 1/20/2013 6:57:00 AM
    Rachel a sad tale of most women's fear ( and some men ) ...David