Sonnet II


January 6, 2019 by petrujviljoen

Trigger Warning: woman and child abuse

in fact just leave it ‘kay? it’s that stuff. ‘kay?
that no-one as such wants to talk about
a woman, a dilemma, oh-so-fey
but I will manage! Damn it! I shall shout

it out to all! I’m not trading on that
stuff no-one wants to talk about as such
I’ve had so much of that; sure I will spat
and have you crawl to your mommy to patch

you back together – know! bandaid won’t help
I should know. I lived the size three times of
you and yet you have the nerve to yelp
judge, opine of which you know nought by half

nothing here but a shell of endurance
and none of it covered by insurance

See the We Will Not Be Silenced photo in the sidebar.

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Also inspired by Elizabeth:

22 thoughts on “Sonnet II

  1. Mish says:

    The voice is strong and passionate, demanding attention for a very meaningful topic. Thanks for sharing the source of your inspiration for this.

  2. Charley says:

    Your emotion-filled poet’s voice is breathtaking. Beautifully done!

  3. merrildsmith says:

    I like this modern-day sonnet–and also agree about the energy. I liked the lines carrying over, and that final couplet!

    I think there may be a typo in the first stanza–where you write “I’ll will,” instead of I will? I do that kind of thing all the time. 🙂

  4. memadtwo says:

    Definitely not covered by insurance. Feistiness is the proper medicine. (K)

  5. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the ending with endurance not covered by insurance.

  6. E says:

    Heavy, brave, bold. Beautiful. ❤️

  7. What Bjorn said. It is full of energy. I especially like the run on lines, running away with the anger. Great final couplet!

  8. Excellent energy in this poem … the anger in your poem works so well as a contemporary sonnet

    The last line was a great twist put a (grim) smile on my face

    • I admit to resisting writing sonnets due to it’s history of being sweet little love songs. Only nice things are talked about. I was inspired when I read Carol J Forrester’s contribution. Thanks!

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