Mirror mirror on the wall

anisha pokharel
Posted March 14, 2013 from Nepal

Facing the mirror hanging on the wall tried to admire own beauty but every time I had a glance I just saw cuts and bruises

I hurriedly applied the beauty enhancers to hide those scars and scratches instead i looked more horrible...

Covered my face with the scarf but the pain was so deep and severe Alas, I do remember the day when u stabbed me so harsh..

I tried to escape but u chained rugged my clothes and coerced against me i struggled hard but turned numb and pale in the pool of blood resembling a hell

Downstairs into the ball, I gazed to the crowd lavished in the silk and glowing in the light i slowly moved forward hiding from the crowd...

A gentle touch, what i felt " There you are, my lady love You look bea-u-ti-ful tonight"

I replied with a gentle smile.

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Awotunde-Olubiyi Bisola
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013

Beautiful piece...for women who have faced some form of violence in their lives from their spouses.

Phionah Musumba
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013

I personally believe that however bad bullies torment and mark the beauty without, the beauty within a woman will always glow. The bitter pill that these same bullies need to swallow is that when all is said and done, the tiniest woman will forever be stronger than them!

Mar 14, 2013
Mar 14, 2013

It is sad. But many women face this abuse at varying degrees. And the sad part is that many victims actually feel it was somehow their fault. that the abuse was deserved for whatever reason. and many a times we just cover it up. we don't talk out and we put a smile on our depressed face, we put makeup on the cuts and bruises. And with time the bruises fade away. What is worse is that, the hurt that is incurred to the heart does not fade away.