Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Walls

The walls of this house
don't talk about the tears
the women of the house
have cried.

moldy smiles,
broken hearts,
and chinked souls

are secrets
safely kept
under four layers
of flowered wallpaper.



9 comments:

  1. This is such an accurate reflection of how women deal with their struggles, holding their tears close and maintaining appearances for the sake of the family home.

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  2. Very nice write! Time to re-do that wallpaper.

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    1. That's a time metaphor, Bekkie. In Brazil we don't often apply wallpaper to our wall. :) Thanks for your visit and comment.

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  3. Goosebumps...wow, Kenia...I just love where this took you. Well done!

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  4. Beneath Flowered Wallpaper … sounds like an amazing title for a book.

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  5. We hide behind wallpaper walls and pretend all is sunny...we women often hide behind those flowers....lovely write

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  6. that's where women's strength is...unseen, tender, supple and unbreakable...beautifully
    done...

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  7. Wallpaper that should never feel the rip of a shredder/scratcher .....

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