A Chapter by My Fair Lady

Picking Up the Pieces




















What used to be rows of little pink houses

White picket fences

Now unrecognizable

Piles of rubbish


As I walk down the streets of our life together

It is all the same

Crumbled houses

Fallen family trees


Like a spoiled sport

Who sweeps the game from the table

Rather than take a loss

No one will play now


It does not take long to see the devastation

Of the storm you mastered

A whirlwind of emotion

Leveling the house we built


Chaos sounds like

A roaring wind

Sturdy structures being obliterated

Screaming, crying



Sound of fear


Now all that is left is the silence


The silence


Driving one into a state of madness


While the rest roll up their sleeves

Trying to create some assemblence of what

Once was

© 2011 My Fair Lady

Author's Note

My Fair Lady
Dedicated to the women and children who survive domestic abuse. Those that are strong enough to stand up in the storm and stop the abuse cycle.

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It is a sad tribute to the nature of man that women should suffer so

Posted 10 Years Ago

your metaphors lend themselves to the acts of brutality perpetrated poignantly~ yes~ it is like a wicked storm~ leaving so much damage in its wake~

Posted 10 Years Ago

the fury of the storm is felt strongly in this piece , the after effects haunting ..

Posted 10 Years Ago

Very passionate on a troubling subject...
I felt every word so profoundly just..
A wonderful write my dear...

Posted 10 Years Ago

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