Mother-in-law (Martyr – day 12 prompt)

(Martyr – day 12 prompt)

Doing for others
Selfless servitude in chains:
the mother-in-law

Kitchen staff and maid
Thankless. Not compensated.
Manacled by vows.

Her paypal is love
Depositless, all withdrawals.
taken advantage.

Says she doesn’t mind.
Says she’s happy to do it.
But her wrinkles frown.

Woman as Martyr.
Just a Husband’s Father’s Wife.


Suicide (Vanish – day 11 prompt)

(Vanish – Day 11 prompt)

Equally Unfortunate
Needs not being met.

No home,no hope. No.
((“No”)) echoes at every turn.
Wanting to vanish

Anything, he thinks,
Anything to escape ‘no’.
How did he get here?

Served, but forgotten.
Once a great man, now reduced.
Wanting to vanish.

Don’t fade! There is help.

Walls (Construct – day 8 prompt)

Construct – day 8 prompt

Heart felt relations;
Authentic trust ‘tween nations;
True sincerity:

Construct-worthy lists.
Joining, uniting mankind…
Building up goodwill.

>>Pipelines, border walls
Destruction guised as construct
Building bottom lines

How long can we live
financially rationed by
Destructive walls of greed?

Divided we stand
united, lost behind walls.
broke, not yet broken.

Womanhood (((Echo)) – day 7 prompt)

Echo – Day 7 prompt

Combined Womanhood
Walked on, eye-ogled, paid less.
Yaya sisterhood

We think and gather…
we: Birth, Mother, Guide planets
Yet, disregarded.

Barefoot in kitchens,
Often ignored by man(kind?)
with stone age habits

Maternal values
deaf to patriarchal ears
((echo)) into blue.

Will he ever see
truthfully, she is equal?
Doggedly waiting…

Thanksgiving (Sated – Day 1 prompt)

Day 1 – Sated

Heart longing for pie.
Stomach and Good Me says no.
Mouth is full-on “GO!”

If you’re what you eat
>>Carbohydrate. Short and sweet.
Friends, just call me Carb.

I’ll nap on it, and
then decide, need one more slice?
Wake up: still Sated.

Taste buds answer “Pie!”
for voracity.