She spies the barrel

Hand on her heart

She weeps

The ordeal

The pain

The suffering



Crash! Boom! Bang!

Three times it goes

Then eerily quiet

The wonder

The what

The why



She lays there in crimson


He walks


Without a care

Who’s next



She lived for him

Died by him

Forgotten by herself

Remembered by me



He did it

The Silencer

Silenced her



© Shelley Smidt-Booys and [2016]


“Silencer”is this week’s tandem blog offering.  Domestic violence is a real thing.  So many are out there living in shame and silence.  Let’s be their voice in the darkness and spread awareness.
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