What Remains?

Heaven in your arms.

Utopia in those eyes.

Days in paradise,

Nights in bliss.

My soul,

a small price to pay.

What remains?

Hell.

Copyright © 2018 Penny Wilson

*This is in response to Sue Vincent’s Thursday writing prompt, #writephoto.  You can find out all about the fun HERE

About Penny Wilson Writes

Penny Wilson is a freelance writer who writes in several genres. She has written articles for WOW Women on Writing. Her poetry has been published in online journals, such as Ariel Chart, Spill Words Press and the Poppy Road Review. Penny is a member of the Austin Poetry Society. Her poetry has been featured in the publication America's Emerging Poets 2018 & 2019 by Z Publishing, Poets Quarterly and Dual Coast Magazine published by Prolific Press. You can find more of her writings on her blog at https://pennywilsonwrites.com/ and follow her on Twitter @pennywilson123.
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22 Responses to What Remains?

  1. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come and read Penny’s beautiful and moving poem – “WHAT REMAINS”

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  3. Tempest says:

    Reblogged this on Tempest.

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  5. WaltPage says:

    Hell’s Bells that was good!

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  6. When I read this, I think of a domestic abuser who manipulates and charms and traps a woman in his (false) love. She believes his lies, his proclamations of love, even as he strikes her with his hand and/or his words. She wants to believe he will change, that things will get better, that he really loves her. But he won’t and he doesn’t.

    I think of all those women who are living this hell. Not because of their choices, but because of the power and control of another person. I pray they will find the strength to break free, to emerge from the hell of abuse as strong strong women.

    Thank you for writing this powerful piece, Penny.

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  7. Fantastic! Great turn at the end.

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  8. The Militant Negro says:

    Reblogged this on The Militant Negro™.

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  9. Excellent write, Penny!

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