View from the Side’s weekend challenge — January 22, 2011

My contribution to The Challenge this weekend:


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No Pity


I am a very proudful person, she said

So much so, that I have lost my sight.

Now, as I stumble in the darkness

I wonder: what good is this silly pride

I cling to?  The bruises on my heart

and on my body are not badges

Of honour, they mark me as a fool.

I, who would not bend

Am broken.  Had only my hearing

also been taken I would

Not have to suffer your pity.




  1. January 22, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    how very sad

    • klrs09 said,

      January 23, 2011 at 8:35 am

      thank you — I had this vision of an older woman — you know one of those people on the peripherals who seems so unapproachable, but who obviously needs contact? anyway, glad it came across!

  2. Cindy said,

    January 22, 2011 at 9:42 pm

    Wretchedly sad.

  3. January 23, 2011 at 9:42 am

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