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Stoning Helen
by Miriam K Center
Wednesday, August 30, 2006
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For Helen, who lost her children in a divorce custody battle.

Ordered by butchers
of the courts
you drive away in a
faded blue Plymouth

Meat hooks rip you open
nakedly your eyes
as three
young daughters cry
in your
rear view mirror

you are
punished for fucking

while centuries of men
claim their guiltless
and I
many miles away

lock your pain inside
cold storage until
years later,
I, too
leave a courtroom

branded while
greedy husbands count
and recount money
you reach with

outstretched hand to
daughters now turned
women, to me
and our countless
sisters who have
been to hell and back.

When they stone
one woman
they stone us all.

Miriam K. Center

Miriam K. Center Daughters of Destiny
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Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle 2/6/2009
Very powerful and honest poem.A well written excellent work,take care

Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/2/2007
A powerful "slap in the face" write that is worthy of praise, Miriam. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Rhonda Drogo (Reader) 10/29/2006
Strong, moving, full of truth, pain and suffering we all endure. R.
Reviewed by Aberjhani 9/2/2006
A powerful testimony against the kind of injustice women still suffer in the world and an exceptional example of modern womanist literature.
Reviewed by jude forese 9/1/2006
a stark and vivid account of injustice imposed upon women ...
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 8/31/2006
Oh, boy. Don't get me started as this poem so easily could get me started on a tirade. You've said a galaxy of truth skillfully and concisely. Power impregnates your words here. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by A PAX 8/31/2006
omg.......this is so true
ty for this read
an eye opener......for every sleeping beauty
pax A
Reviewed by R. S. Williams 8/31/2006
We feel the sad brutality of the situation. But it will always be so for any parent who unjustly loses their chidren.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/30/2006
Powerful write! There is no justice on this earth.

Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 8/30/2006
This is the very reason some women try harder. It's the vile part of living that is archaic and never changes. It is why we are the Meek. Bless you Miriam. This pen goes well with "Well behaved women rarely make history."


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