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Flawed Woman

Flawed Woman

She sauntered into the station
Confused, walking to and fro, no direction 
Felt the force of her walk
And heard the ceaseless people talk. 

Can she be forgiven for this transgression?
Even if she'd shared her candid confession?
And wept the vagueness of her pained yelp
No one tendered her any help.

She's been cut away from this immorality 
Ostracized, a menace to society 
Chastised for an unchaste behaviour 
No one could ever save her.

A mother, a wife, a mistress, a flawed woman 
She's not perfect; she's only human
Hopelessly in search for identity 
Has gone astray of this vulgarity. 

She groaned a soft moan of despair
" Lord forgive me", bid me death, I dare"
She took her last breath and flight
Through the calmness of the night.

Leah Cabael Yodico 
 

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Leah Cabael Yodico

Hi Lisa, 
I finished reading the 900 pages novel and survived the Reading Marathon as well;12 days long, 6 hours a day, together with 1000 women, in 34 different languages. My most unforgettable experience so far; kind of " history in the making " . The venue was the central railway station of Utrecht, UNESCO'S city of Literature. 

Thanks for dropping by,

Leah

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Hi Leah....I know in my own life I have felt judged and criticized by those who are not even aware of their own mistakes in life but hurry to judge what they do not understand....It is a flaw in society, not the woman to feel she is flawed...for we are ALL imperfect human beings...trying to find our identity and purpose in this confusing world....lol  So nice to see you back on writing.....I missed you.. Love n Hugs 

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Leah Cabael Yodico

Hi Cherie,  that's true! Society can be very judgmental at times; they have no idea what's happening behind the curtain. 
I was intrigued when I read this novel, though I must admit I read it when I was very young, so I 're read it again. 
I honestly pity Anna, on the contrary inspirte of her flaws, she was honest. She should not have killed herself. 

Thanks for your time.

Xoxo
Leah

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Tony Taylor

Hi LEAH!!.....I found this piece quite compelling in its subject matter and imagery......this is one of those timeless areas where some of the greatest poetry and literature have made their way into the public arena!!...... great sense of rhythm and timing here.......ALL STARS!!.... well done dear poet sister!!....LOVE & ROCKETS!!......T xo 👌✴❤

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Leah Cabael Yodico

Hi dear brother poet Tony,
A very classic novel, penetrating psychological insight with an encyclopedic depiction of Russian life in 1870's, an intriguing issue that is still a hot- button today: love, family, morality, process of self-improvement, and everything that makes life feel meaningful. 
and a desire of a high society woman  to follow her heart. What's wrong with that?
I admire her for wanting to live truthfully and openly.. and suffer with her when society acorns her. 
But, what I love about this novel is the opening:
" all happy families are alike,  each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way" .. one of the best opening of any novel.
Thanks for your comments 

xoxo

Leah

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sparrowsong

Hello Leah...

How awesome that is!

That Reading Marathon sounds very interesting...

Great write!

Thank you for sharing...

Hugs...

sparrowsong

 

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Leah Cabael Yodico

Sorry for my late reply Sparrowsong;
thanks again for your support. 

hugs and cheers 
Leah

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Larry Ran

My Dear Leah,

It's so nice to see you writing again.  We all have missed your beautiful works.

Those who suffer from guilt of sin
Are the first to ostracize 
One who seeks forgiveness
Is ever guilty in their eyes

.
They use them as their scapegoats
To whitewash transgressions of their own
The milk of Human kindness
By them, is never shone

Love,
Larry xxx
 

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Leah Cabael Yodico

Dear Larry, 

sorry for the late reply.
It's nice to be back again ..
I've missed everyone too.

Hugs 

Leah 

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Twilla Carpenter

Felt that far more than I would have expected to in a poem of this length. Beautifully worded. Got into my fast. And made me think of a quote, those now I cant seem to remember who said it. "I will never be a Well Behaved woman". 

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