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Impaled

A head impaled upon a wall
A foot bound tight to keep it small
A genocide, a teenage bride

The fairy tale a nation needs
A door locked as a woman bleeds 
A centrefold, a body sold 

The ramblings of a party clone
A young girl cut and crudely sewn
A narcissist, a husband’s fist

Where power lives, where secrets dwell -
which tales does history tell?



29 July 2019
For Impaled Contest - Anthony Slausin

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 8/8/2019 4:47:00 AM
Excellent poetry Nina, congrats. :)
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Date: 8/7/2019 9:35:00 AM
Nina, CONGRATULATIONS on your well-deserved win! Janice
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Date: 8/7/2019 8:38:00 AM
Yes, so many horrors done and alway by bullies in this world. Good and dark one. Congrats on the win, Nin.
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Date: 7/31/2019 4:59:00 PM
This is pretty awesome. Power corrupts... Absolutely! How many atrocities over the past 6,000 years? You might like my story, The legend of DarMok Luu.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/31/2019 5:03:00 PM
Ah gosh, if you heaped up the individual suffering, it would be beyond comprehension. Thanks Tommy.
Date: 7/31/2019 8:15:00 AM
My nomination for POTD. A sad reality for so many victimized women and girls. Also female infanticide and genital mutilation. This is a dangerous world for so many girls and women. My heart weeps with you.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/31/2019 5:01:00 PM
Thank you very very much Richard.
Date: 7/31/2019 12:01:00 AM
I second Ann's comment... you are an excellent "marksman poet"! This is incredible in it's precision and power. Brilliant work!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/31/2019 1:09:00 AM
ThNk you Rhona... I do love that she called me a marksman poet... makes me want to wear a superhero mask! :-)
Date: 7/30/2019 6:54:00 PM
I frolicked over here in a lighthearted mood that just dispursed upon your lines of the worst; not your writing, it's excellent but your subject makes my heart heavy with sad grayness. All you wrote is sad because it is so true and so wrong and so does go on and is all much of why I'm an extrovert who prefers staying home in my own world. Sharp hitter here, Nina. Sadly but affectionately, I leave poetry hugs ... CayCay
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/31/2019 1:06:00 AM
Oh no! I’m so sorry I dispersed your frolics. Ah damn it. This stuff is enough to disperse anyone’s frolics. I will henceforth I’ll back and write something frolicsome xx
Date: 7/30/2019 4:56:00 PM
And that's you on a good day lol...I'm impaled to meet you...well crafted Nina...bol...sending sharping tools lol...^WW^ :o)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/30/2019 5:06:00 PM
Impaled to meet you too... but remember - two prongs don’t make a right... x
Date: 7/30/2019 1:03:00 PM
I echo everyone's comments - passionate, powerful, eloquent - will place high on the winner's list, I'm sure!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/30/2019 1:26:00 PM
Thank you Michelle!
Date: 7/30/2019 12:28:00 PM
Wow, what a passion! The fifth element. The element of female anger that sweeps everyone out of her way. I'd better to step aside) Perfectly penned, Nina. Make this bloody world change.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/30/2019 12:46:00 PM
Ha, yes, step aside! Just the way my mind wanted to go today - who am I to stand in its way? Thank you Kurt :-)
Date: 7/29/2019 9:29:00 PM
Nina, your potent pen has created a captivating fast-paced but poignant portrait of tragic consequences at the hands (or fists) of others. A compelling and powerful piece. Best wishes for a win and warmest wishes for you my inspiring friend.. ~Susan
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/30/2019 12:45:00 PM
Thank you very much - your comments are always a gift Susan!
Date: 7/29/2019 6:29:00 PM
Oh, the horror of it! Thank you for shining the light!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/30/2019 12:44:00 PM
I get an attack of female indignance sometimes. It has to find an outlet! Thank you Sunlite!
Date: 7/29/2019 5:06:00 PM
Great write Nina. Loved the power of it.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/30/2019 12:43:00 PM
Thank you Eric :-)
Date: 7/29/2019 1:43:00 PM
Wow - a powerful punch of a poem, Nina. Well penned.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/29/2019 1:46:00 PM
Thank you Line :-)
Date: 7/29/2019 12:50:00 PM
I loved this one so much, I am putting it on my list to commit to memory. An extreme write indeed. A marksman poet you are... Ann
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 7/29/2019 1:12:00 PM
Wow thank you so much Ann - I love being called a marksman poet! You’re very kind.