Reflecting on life …

She looked beautiful, dressed in a silk saree as she signed.

She cried as she hugged her mother.

She smiled as she entered her new home.

She cried when he slapped her that night, pushed into her.

She adjusted when it continued every night.

She smiled when she was blessed with a daughter.

She felt it would change their lives forever.

She wished she knew then what she knew now.

That some people could never change.

Today, she watched him sign.

And relief flooded through her as she signed.

She took her daughter into her hands, and walked away free.


This is a Drabble, which is a form of microfiction that is hundred words in length.


This post is shared with and inspired by the prompt at Write Tribe 100 Words on Saturday. The prompt was “s/he wished s/he knew then what s/he knew now”.


(19thΒ May 2014)

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Poetry & writing to me are to me, a breath of fresh air in a life that is sometimes covered by the smoke of sorrow or self doubt. They also become the sweets I share to celebrate when life offers me a reason to. But most of all, they are to me, my life. For each word I write is a piece of my heart, a thought that just had to find its way into the world.

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  1. You know Leo, such an oft repeated story but the way you put it brings the pathos out amazingly! Awesome job πŸ™‚

  2. I love the step by step peek into her life. With just a sentence each. This is classic work, Leo.

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