Poem: The Candidate (II)

She was made to lie down
A thin ragged man with crooked mouth came to her
Legs spread, cold slippery object enters her
The man sinisterly pats her head.

A carmine silk cloth covers her
Head hangs low. Don’t look upward!

Doors creak.
Footsteps getting closer.

The scent of a man –
Cloth separated.
Caressing her face.

Darkness still wraps around her
Fairly sedated –

His lips confess a linger
Hands and fingertips like hungry beast
Cheek to cheek
Breasts hardened –

Before them seated her in-law,
Presenting a white cloth of tainted patch
Red liquids represent her chastity
Caused by his deflowering act

A harem that housed gazillion concubines
Complicated relationships and
An institution to polish a woman’s scorn!

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8 thoughts on “Poem: The Candidate (II)

  1. allegoricaldiamond October 15, 2013 at 6:08 am Reply

    Wow, your imagery is very good. Glad to see you writing!

    • Deborah Wong October 15, 2013 at 11:51 pm Reply

      You’re back! How have you been these days? Thank you for your comment. Thanks for being so supportive, still. 🙂

      • allegoricaldiamond October 16, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        I’m great, just burdens of life kept me from writing… but the blessing that comes with burdens is creativity… and good people like you helping me with your support. How are you doing? God bless!

      • Deborah Wong October 16, 2013 at 11:23 pm

        I’m not sure you’ve noticed but I’ve been away for 2 weeks in September and back after that due to some depressive issues I’m dealing with. Anyway, I’ve gotten over it…for now. You know with unemployment, rejection letters…all at once…Glad that you’re back. We should give each other a pat on our shoulder. 🙂

      • allegoricaldiamond October 17, 2013 at 4:44 am

        God bless your heart… I’m a capable man, I am on application approx. 193 after 9 months unemployed. It’s a cold world outside… be warm inside. Don’t let your candle go out. You are not alone and it is not you. It’s so many smart and hard working people. Take comfort knowing you haven’t failed. God bless!

      • Deborah Wong October 17, 2013 at 11:16 pm

        Thanks a lot. 🙂

  2. Theresa October 15, 2013 at 9:34 pm Reply

    A terrible beauty here…

    • Deborah Wong October 15, 2013 at 11:52 pm Reply

      Indeed, Theresa. Thanks for your comment. 🙂

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