Thursday photo prompt: Frozen #writephoto


She stood beside the creek and looking down,

Shivered and drew her wrap tighter around her chilled self.

She’d walked out earlier that morning

Now she wondered the irony of her present situation.

Their argument had been about her being a frigid bitch.

It hurt her to the core

For she knew she was not cold like he accused.

She had asked him to talk about how she felt

That she was struggling inside the life they shared

She felt trapped, unable to move,

He wasn’t one to talk about feelings

To him, the world revolved around

House, family, job, security,

It had nothing to do with how she felt.

Right now, everything seemed pointless,

Her life like the creek was frozen,

Going nowhere, with no one to turn to.

Unlike the creek, her life was not going to thaw

But rather would stay the same as, day in day out.

Her husband wanted her to accept their life

He was content, he had what he wanted,

He didn’t understand she was stifled, caught,

She contemplated a change, it wouldn’t be easy

But something had to happen.


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23 Responses to Thursday photo prompt: Frozen #writephoto

  1. Sadje says:

    Very well expressed feelings of frustration.

  2. Very well captured. Sadly an all-too-common situation. Been there. The solution? Alas, relationship annihilation. Exit time.

  3. nightlake says:

    Most of the people feel trapped at some point in time. A good attempt of writing from the female point of view

  4. Sue Vincent says:

    Sometimes something has to give… and it takes courage to take that first step. Well told, Michael.

  5. Brilliant! I almost felt like I was reading a chapter from my own life there for a moment. Excellent work!!

  6. kevin cooper says:

    Beautifully penned. 🙂

  7. willowdot21 says:

    The plight of so many, well written Michael 💜

  8. Reena Saxena says:

    So much depth in simple words. This is one of your best, Michael!

  9. This is a great response to the prompt, Michael.

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