Battle (Blog hop story)

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Mandatory words: bullfight, result, novel, butcher, gossip

Above is the blog hop photo prompt; below is my story that goes with it. (I usually say enjoy!, but this one is kind of heavy and sad.)

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Tears dry
Emptiness stares back.
Harsh words butcher
Her spirit in shreds.
Ugliness reflects cold
Like mid-winter death.

Community of peers
Swing cruel swords of intent.
A juvenile bullfight in
Teases and mockery;
Gossip resounds in sneers.

Her heart dies with each piercing stab;
Soaked in lies, grasping for life.

Responding love offers no relief
She falls silent; unworthy and alone.
Heavy result to bear.

Life’s novel usurps childhood tales;
Real hurt lasts forever.
Time heals yet scars stay fragile.
Love’s armor protects;
Weakening the battle.

5 thoughts on “Battle (Blog hop story)

  1. nicolepyles

    What a powerful portrayal Of this photo. Her loneliness and isolation was so apparent in this piece – ugh and I can soooo relate to the line of live’s novel. Troublingly well-said! Good job!

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