Wednesday, 14 November 2012


100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups – Week#66
The prompt chose itself this week.
…. the silence was deafening…..
As usual you have 100 words to add to the 4 above making a total of 104. Make your entries suitable for a PG certificate as I’m hoping to do a joint prompt with the children soon and it is good to practice!

How could she go on with this life that was hers?
She was used and abused at home behind closed doors
Her childhood gone, hopes and dreams shattered
As well as her body her mind was bruised and battered
Outside her bedroom window she watched the cold, bare branches on the tree
Waving in the wind they mirrored her mood, a mind full of misery
No way out
She tried to shout
No-one listened
No-one cared

Pulled in a downward spiral
She felt her mind go viral
The pain was welcome
As she gained her freedom
The silence was deafening
Peace began descending

Word count: 104


  1. Oh Sally this is a powerful poem about such an evil and sadly common theme. Tonight I was watching the local (Spotlight) news and they had a feature for children in need from a refuge. It's why I became a counsellor. for

  2. This is a powerful and tragic poem. It is beautifully written. :-)