Tuesday, June 08, 2010

The Silent Scream - Magpie Tale #17, Tuesday, 6-8-10




The Silent Scream - Magpie Tale #17, Tuesday, 6-8-10

He watched in terror,
As she screamed in vain,
For he was helpless,
To try and stop her pain.

The man held her tight,
In a vise-like grip,
And removed her clothes,
In a single rip.

He tried to yell,
To scream and shout,
But not a word of protest,
Could he get out.

He saw her killed,
And the murderer fled,
While he just watched,
And not a word was said.

Carmen Henesy

Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved.

 
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22 comments:

  1. Oh what a great poem, describing such a hopeless feeling.

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  2. It is a horror drama.

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  3. What is going on with the blog world today? I keep encountering gruesome poems and stories!

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  4. Ohhhh! Great Magpie!

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  5. This has rhythmic power. I have to wonder about the powerless observer.

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  6. Oh my! Great tale told.
    - Dina

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  7. Like a deer in the headlights. Scary!

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  8. a frighful magpie...i would like to think i would do something...but its easy to say not in the moment...

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  9. eeeeek....ouch....why no reaction- was he only watching TV ?

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  10. Oftentimes we are struck with the knowledge that we don't have as much power as we thought. Particularly strong piece - nice work!

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  11. Deep and dark. Helplessness is an awful feeling.

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  12. Ye Gads! How horrible!

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  13. Kay - pretty sad, wasn't it?


    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  14. Icy BC - this definitely was not a cheery poem!


    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  15. rainfield61 - yes, this is one of those terrible stories that are told far too often!


    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  16. secret agent woman - I agree, I've read a few pretty sad tales lately! Mine included.

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  17. Alexis - it was a rather dark Magpie...I guess they can't always be lighthearted!


    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  18. Paul C - I know this was a very morbid Magpie compared to your very positive interpretation!

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  19. Dina Spice - So glad you like my morbid Magpie!


    At 65, I've done it! My poetry book - Life's Journey by Carmen Henesy - is out on Amazon!
    ( Poems about the things that have been important to me in my journey through life, some humorous, some sad, some that may have meaning to you as well )
    http://www.amazon.com/Lifes-Journey-1-Carmen-Henesy/dp/1451547366/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1274652997&sr=1-1

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  20. willow - there were so many interesting interpretations of your prompt this time! Mine was, admittedly, a bit sad.

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  21. Brian Miller - yes, this tale was very sorrowful. No happy ending at all.

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