Kept Woman

I was a kept woman:
kept from wanting, kept from having;
kept at home, kept at arm’s length;
kept alive, kept from living.

I kept my head down,
kept my opinions to myself.

I couldn’t keep up.
I gave up.

Now,
I’m a giver.


dVerse quadrille #91– keep

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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12 Responses to Kept Woman

  1. kim881 says:

    Now this is a different perspective on the prompt word! Love it, Maggie! Never let anyone or anything keep you from having a life. Giving is a good start. The repetition of ‘kept’ is very effective, especially in ‘kept alive, kept from living’.

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  2. Frank Hubeny says:

    I like the transition to being a giver.

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  3. Rob Kistner says:

    Gotta always rise above Maggie…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. This is brilliant… and being a giver, means breaking the bars of what kept you in place.

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  5. sanaarizvi says:

    This is heart-wrenching and penned with incredible sensitivity! ❤️

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