“The Unforgiven”

“The Unforgiven”

My sense of yesterday now flown away
by grace but there’s  a  tinge of memory.
I felt her need to leave; she would not stay.
Enraged, her private  hatred now set free,

she spiraled out the door with no goodbye.
Her energy, combustible with  sparks.
Her feet did leave my door without a sigh.
Two sisters, now divided in their hearts.

Oh, evil is the black hole of device
that punishes  the soul and brings such shame;
that warps the mind and turns free will to ice;
the unforgiven buried with the pain.

That memory of hate, my conscience stalks
as never looking back, she turns and walks.

 two sisters 001Lithograph, Miguel Martinez.


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7 Comments on ““The Unforgiven””

  1. thewizardsword
    May 27, 2014 at 4:25 pm #

    Such beautiful words, Jacqueline. Evocative, powerful, and…writerly. 🙂 Nice job!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. jannatwrites
    May 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm #

    I like how you used the prompts to depict the ache of a fractured sibling relationship.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Ann Bennett (@AnnBennett12)
    May 27, 2014 at 11:37 pm #

    Such a sad truth for too many. I liked the description in the last stanza of evil is the black hole. Certainly an apt description of such a hatred. From experience, it is not always a justified hatred.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Suzanne
    May 28, 2014 at 4:40 pm #

    Gorgeously written! I love how creative and evocative this is. And I love this line “and turns free will to ice” – what an apt description of how evil affects us.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. tnkerr
    May 29, 2014 at 1:44 am #

    I get this. You nailed it perfectly.


  6. tedstrutz
    May 29, 2014 at 4:39 am #

    Her feet did leave my door without a sigh … simple line says so much.


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