Photo Challenge #233 – My Story


Image: Kaia Pieters

She wasn’t one for verbose comment

Some would say she was a visual learner

Preferring to say it in image, not words.

She carried the scars of a lifelong lived.

Words were beaten out of her;

To be seen and not heard was the mantra

Instilled in her from when the strap

And the lash of a tongue

Delivered the necessary lessons in life.

When she reached out, there was rejection

Loved ones turned their backs

They wondered how to deal with her,

The needy, wanting child.

In older age she became defiant

Take me as I am or not at all

For what you see is my story.


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