The Fade In - Sonnet to a Secret (part two)

by Larry Chamberlin   Feb 19, 2018

She comes in the door her chores to resume
puts parcels down and removes her hijab
mother calls - come help her to the washroom -
grateful for the daughter with life so drab.
Twenty years dutiful to her parents
no more hope for family or husband
her hand no longer has any claimants
aging folks are far less than she bargained
she holds mom’s walker and thinks of her beau
hastens to forget - if they ever knew
her utter shame would hit a rock hard blow
and likely as not her life would be through
so she puts him out of mind with a sigh
contented for now the stones do not fly.


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  • 9 months ago

    by Em (marmite)

    What a turn and one which made me a blubbering wreck well done on the twist Larry

  • 9 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    You were right Larry, I would never have imagined this conclusion from part 1. A really interesting view on the risks she takes and the consequences of getting caught. :-) x

  • 9 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    I like this Larry it changes completely the context of part one. Lovely surprise and never would have guessed lol. Best wishes Milly x

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