AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes

AUSTRALIA ~ The Antipodes
I love a sunburnt country / A land of sweeping plains / Of ragged mountain ranges / Of droughts and flooding rains / I love her far horizons / I love her jewel-sea / Her beauty and her terror / The wide brown land for me / ~ Dorothea Mackellar (1885-1968)

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Blues and Soul Haiku


Spun haiku from Barbara Lynn's Don't Hit Me No More


I'm a good woman
Your good woman longs for you
Don't hit me no more

Don't hit me no more
Let me be your happiness
I'm a good woman

I'm a good woman
Should be your treasure and soul
Don't hit me no more

Don't hit me no more
Hit me no more please no more
Don't hit me no more

No more left no more
Of me is left no more left
Once a good woman


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7 comments:

amidemanila said...

Thank you for the good wishes.Your poem is an example of what the 60's represent. But I know that woman has changed after all these years. :)

Kerry O'Connor said...

You form lends an incredible force to these words, Gemma. Just WOW!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This says it all, and hints at the gradual decline of selfhood under abuse. Powerful!

Susan said...

OW! You got right in there, making the haiku almost a blues beat. Very creative.

Marian said...

oh, your last haiku is wrenching. until then, salvation seems possible. whoa.

Laurie Kolp said...

Great presentation... love that they can stand alone and read as one.

Susie Clevenger said...

A great piece that emphasizes how abuse can kill self esteem.

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