Written for: Poetic Bloomings2 – For Your Consideration – Meta-Fours
“Use one of these 4 metaphors as a title or part of your poem:”
“A PITCHER OF BITTERNESS”
“A TASTE OF SACRIFICE”
“A HOUSE OF DELIGHT”
“BLOOD ON YOUR HANDS”
Eleanor had just about enough
of her boyfriend being rough.
It will never happen again, he’d
plead. I love you, you’re all I need.
But it happened again and again.
She would have to escape this den
of fear where anything could set
him off, leaving her bruised, his outlet.
Eleanor packed one day while he was at work,
squared her shoulders, every bone hurt.
She picked up her suitcase, a key turned in the lock
He threw her against the wall so hard, she went into shock.
Stumbling, she grabbed a kitchen knife from the stand
and that’s how they found her with blood on her hands.