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Life Sentence
by R. S. Williams

Monday, August 28, 2006
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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This poem is about the tragedy of forced marriage, a practice that should be banned world wide, but instead happens everywhere...

Life Sentence

No crime committed,
No crime.
No judge’s decision,
No judge.
No lawyer defending,
No lawyer.

Yet judgment still came upon us.

No bars seal the windows,
No bars.
No locks on the door,
No locks.
No guards at the fence,
No guards.

My prison is known as wedlock.

No life together,
No life.
No choice presented,
No choice.
No love between us,
No love.

No reason to rejoice.


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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 9/1/2006
I love the strength of this poem, my new writing friend~ Great poem, and sad truth! *I must read another of yours, before I fall asounder.... If you have time, stop by and read a few of mine~ Warm HuGs! *She*
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 8/29/2006
A very sad truth. You make a powerful point. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 8/29/2006
So true and sad..You penned this wonderfuly..Thank you..

Eternal Love, Dove
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 8/29/2006
It's a prison with no walls if it is forced.

Good form...enjoyed reading.

Reviewed by Bhakta Giri 8/29/2006
It is true and it happens in real life. You have expressed it so neatly.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/29/2006
You got THAT right....sometimes selfrespect and wrong doings force marriage upon the the one who have to endure a life sentence laid upon themself.

I am the living proof of such a sentence...Oerrrrrr....but I think some sentences are worse than mine!!

Well written!!
Reviewed by Mary Quire 8/28/2006
I love how you used the second lines after a sentence to reinforce the power in the statement. Very nicely done.


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