sixteen with a bullet

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swelling went down

eyes could see clearly now

no more tears

lips could form smiles now

swelling went down

no more splits

faded to black bruises

slowly turning blue

green

yellow

swelling abounds

within her womb

no more abuse

stood up for self

for baby

for nine months

till sixteen ended

womb mended

seventeen began

the beatings again

© michele mitchell, 2014

Prompt: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/only-sixteen/

Photo:gateamerica.blogspot.com

Other Sixteeners

  1. http://vanillahousewife.com/sixteen/
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  3. http://raevenlywrites.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/daily-prompt-only-sixteen/
  4. http://knowledgeaddiction.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/only-sixteen/
  5. http://pinaynewyorker.wordpress.com/2014/04/16/daily-prompt-when-i-was-sixteen/

     

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