Woman of Scorn

Woman of Scorn

Epilogue of a prostitute

Be loosed from your demons, Oh woman of scorn,

The streets that embrace you at night, now forlorn.

Your garments of ashes, in heaps at your hearth,

Your wasteland lies barren, beneath Mother Earth!

Let go of the flickering shadows that haunt,

the walls of your conscience, the souls that you taunt.

Consider the light that you carry within,

Oh daughter of darkness, imprisoned by sin!

Seduction is silently clothed in your bed

Your mind filled with memories, of tears you have shed,

The bridegroom is facing away from his bride,

Dismembered in spirit, morals cast aside.

The angel of light illuminates from her wings

Your dreams that lay buried, to hopes that you cling.

Horizons before you, as gatekeepers rise,

to open the locks that restrict you inside.

Make peace with the planets aligning your mind.

Oh daughter of sorrow, your joy you will find,

Your streets now embellished with colourful gems,

Immortalised moments in Monet’s collection.

By Nicky Bantham

copyright  © November 2010

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etna5678 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

WOW....


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Karen Wodke 6 years ago from Midwest

This is very well said, such vivid images!


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Nicky Bantham 6 years ago Author

Thank you, Karen! I appreciate your comments! The poem was written when I lived in Luxembourg and spent time getting to know the person behind the title, giving me a completely new perspective on previous biased opinions I may have held on the subject.


reeltaulk 6 years ago

Excellent Nicky!


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etna5678 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

I keep coming back to this page...love it! :)


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Nicky Bantham 6 years ago Author

Thank you, Yasmeen!I've read so many of your hubs, and always wonder how you manage to write that much being a medical doctor? It's fantastic and such an unselfish way to share your wisdom with others.


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etna5678 6 years ago from Lahore, Pakistan

Aww Nicky! I enjoy writing...It gives me a buzz... thanks for calling my hubs "wise". :)


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Nicky Bantham 6 years ago Author

Now can you please write a hub on ...how to keep eating over Christmas and be slim for new year:)?LOL

Your writing's amazing!Have you had any works published?I especially enoyed the article on arranged marriage in Pakistan!I used to teach from a module put together by Amnesty International on the subject. My students thoroughly enjoyed, but could not believe that such practises exist, and also the role of United Nations vs Culture and caste systems.Very interesting! Your article was hilariously funny, eloquent and had so much to commend it!


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Nicky Bantham 5 years ago Author

Thank you for stopping by to read this, Vonda!I appreciate your comment!

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