Dissonance

there are sounds that should never be born,
the wail of a mother burying a child,
the giggle of an underage bride on her wedding night,
gunfire, slamming doors, the falling away of a hug,
the screaming quiet of loneliness,

eyes quickly looking away.

Quadrille: a 44 word poem
Linked to the Dverse Poets (Prompt: Giggle)
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54 thoughts on “Dissonance

  1. Very powerful write …. you’ve managed admirably to avoid falling into the trap that the word giggle creates – that of lightness – which would otherwise have undone a serious theme. Nice work.

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  2. Wow! That was completely unexpected and so powerful, particularly ‘the falling away of a hug, /
    the screaming quiet of loneliness, / eyes quickly looking away. Sucker punch!.

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  3. Nah.. my
    friEnd.. noThing
    Giggles about
    institutionalized
    and religiousized rape..
    dress up owning people
    as cattle in any color
    other than
    free
    and
    all that’s
    left is slave labor
    in all the ways that liVes
    as less than liFe can and
    WiLL Be..FReeDoM NoW..:)

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  4. Poetry that makes one think about the dissonant things in life is important. You mentioned a few very powerfully, especially using the word giggle in a very unexpected way.

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