Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Three Word Wednesday - Vicious Circle

Three Word Wednesday - Vicious Circle

Impolite, adjective: not having or showing good manners; rude.
Knotted, verb: fasten with a knot, make (something, especially hair) tangled, cause (a muscle) to become tense and hard, (of the stomach) tighten as a result of nervousness or tension.
Livid, adjective: furiously angry, dark bluish gray in color.

The child asks 
A simple question
The father yells
You're impolite
The father's eyes knotted
Livid with anger
Arms reach out 
Slap,slap slap
The child shrinks
Into it's herself
A neverending cycle
Of women taught
To be meek
Quiet and subservient
To men

                                                             ©Sheilagh Lee April 6, 2016


  1. All I see here is a man trapped, unreasonable and angry because his life is burdened with responsibility which doesn't suit his selfishness.

    1. unfortunately when a child (especially a woman)child is beaten down for asking questions they become afraid to ask and conditioned to not ask questions to be meek and subservient to the male figure in their lives to get the affection they desire.

  2. It is a vicious circle - and yet i have faith that for every woman and girl there comes a time when they say no more..and try to rebuild..

    1. let's hope that always happens Jae Rose