A warrior in her own marriage
guarded and alert at all times
Never knowing when the serpent
would commit conjugal crimes
Wondering how she arrived here
he’d pulled the wool over her eyes 
Ludicrous that this could happen
and no one there to hear her cries
The more forceful his voice
the less she would protest
Succumbing to his superiority
living a life oppressed 
Her words left unspoken
as if language was banned
a prisoner in her own body
much more than she could stand

 Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

Poem written for today's word prompts
and not indicative of my own life 🙂


Ludicrous - Word of the Day
Warrior - FOWC
Ban - RDP

Photo by Thibault Debaene on Unsplash

  13 comments for “Unspoken

  1. April 15, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Very well written Christine

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2020 at 11:23 am

      Thank you my dear Jude 🙂

  2. April 15, 2020 at 1:55 am

    A great divine poetry with so much emotion in it . It’s a great..
    A request
    I have recently started my blog where I write short poem. It would be great if u can take out time and give it a try.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 15, 2020 at 11:27 am

      I did check out your blog. I like your poem In the End 🙂

  3. April 14, 2020 at 3:01 pm

    Such a realistic view of conjugal abuse. Christine, so well written.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 9:27 pm

      Thank you Punam. I appreciate it 🙂

  4. April 14, 2020 at 11:02 am

    It might not be indicative of your life, but you captured the essence of an abused woman.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 12:53 pm

      Thanks Jane. I should perhaps add the word ‘now’ after my statement. I have been in a similar situation in my life and I have great empathy for those that suffer in such relationships 😢

  5. April 14, 2020 at 11:00 am

    Hard hitting poem.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 14, 2020 at 1:22 pm

      Thanks ☺️

      • April 14, 2020 at 1:33 pm

        You’re welcome 😉

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