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A Crumpled Rose

Hurtful Words, Like sharp blades, Inflicted! Like chopping a Rose with a knife in hundred pieces. Gets hit painfully from all sides, all corners, She stands alone! Resolute, upright, unperturbed, strong! But inside, She bleeds profusely! Inside, a well of tears rise and fall, Into million pieces they break! The flower dries and the petals fall on the hard ground without a noise! You hurt her so deeply, The cuts are intense! The saddest part is - you have no regret, You have no idea how gaping a wound cruel words can cause! This is someone who never knew the face of cruelty! Now she does! Dear Girl, The real world is not your father's garden, Where you grew up frolicking among Roses and Dahlias, Chrysanthemums and Jinias, The real world is selfishness, cruelty, hatred, meanness, bullying, disappointment. You will have to walk through those thorny bushes, Enduring pricks without flinching. Let me know if you succeed! August 10, 2020 For Inflictions Poetry Contest Sponsor: Silent One

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Date: 8/19/2020 6:52:00 AM
- Congratulations on your win in Silent One's contest: INFLICTIONS :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 8/19/2020 9:29:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise. You are so kind!
Date: 8/15/2020 8:41:00 AM
Every step on journey of life brings trouble specially life of a woman is more tough in Man's World. Congrats to win
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 8/15/2020 9:11:00 AM
Thank you, Anisha. True - life of a woman is usually harder! The good news is - we are changing it. Appreciate your thoughtful comment. Love, Mala
Date: 8/15/2020 6:21:00 AM
This is so true. Cruel words hurt and most married women have to endure them unflinching. Congratulations on your win.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 8/15/2020 6:46:00 AM
Thanks very much for reading my poem. You are right, many women endure what they shouldn’t be going through. Appreciate your thoughtful comments. Best wishes, Mala
Date: 8/15/2020 4:09:00 AM
nice use of metaphor, I liked the line about the knife cutting the rose.. Congratulations on your placement in the contest.
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 8/15/2020 5:26:00 AM
Thank you so much! It’s an honour to be placed with brilliant poets!
Date: 8/10/2020 4:26:00 PM
Hello Mala, people that bully other people were probably had that done to themselves growing up they do not know better. Enjoy your evening my friend. love da\rlene
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 8/12/2020 10:53:00 AM
hello Marla oh i so agree. enjoy your day my friend. hugs Darlene
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Malabika Ray Choudhury
Date: 8/10/2020 5:27:00 PM
Dear Darlene, Very true. They must have been miserable themselves. Hugs, Mala