Photo Challenge #175 – The Bound Woman

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Image: MKA Photography

 

There’s a woman I know

Who’s bound hand and foot

You see on the corner

Looking which way and that.

It’s not she seeks sympathy

It’s just the way things are

She’s there for all to see

Be thankful she is not you.

Each evening she goes home

Casts aside her shackles

Makes dinner, baths the children

Engages in family banter

Before the lights go out

And she’s bound again.

Her husband doesn’t see the ties

The ropes that hold her down

He’s content to serve his time

Knowing she’s there, always there.

There’s a woman I know

Who’s bound and gagged

She wants no sympathy

Asks no favours

Just an awareness of the ties that bind us.

 

Written for: https://mindlovemiserysmenagerie.wordpress.com/2017/07/25/photo-challenge-175/

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18 Responses to Photo Challenge #175 – The Bound Woman

  1. kim881 says:

    Oh Michael, I think I might have met her.These lines are so telling:
    ‘Her husband doesn’t see the ties
    The ropes that hold her down
    He’s content to serve his time
    Knowing she’s there, always there’.

  2. Very simply written and yet it speaks volumes Michael. You’ve captured an essence underneath the surface, reached into the current and pulled some of it up to the surface. Powerfully written.

  3. kaykuala h says:

    There are women bound by love waiting on the outside for husbands who serve time. They don’t expect sympathy. You captured the poignant moments very well Michael!

    Hank

  4. MC Clark says:

    There are many sorts of ropes that bind us, knotted tight with honor and duty, and impossible to escape. Well done, Michael.

  5. Be thankful she is not you……..this carries so much burden.
    maybe she is just around the corner and people forget to notice her.
    http://ideasolsi65.blogspot.in/2017/07/bonded-slavery.html

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