He presented her With enchanting Violets For every cold night When blood burgeoned within Betwixt her tender legs
When the bond of holy matrimony was sealed, it seemed as though all the best pieces fell into a quintessential chronological order. That every young canary dreams about. Since childhood she played, encompassed by spices of life. Some terrible, some beautiful. Some went awry but some were scrumptious.
I used to watch this drill every day through the window. But one day, that bud blossomed into a beautiful flower. And soon there were potential admirers who wanted to have it. So was a young gallant fellow.
A jocund affair it was when they became one. And so the leaves gave it a new flavour. Like a bewitching dream it was. But soon the dawn of Autumn arrived and a monochromatic abyss announced its arrival.
Day after day it stormed. With leaves falling every now and then. The tree wept for it no longer had the capacity to hold the little canary, the innocent bud that used to stay jauntily at its behest was plucked by lecherous beings.
Blood dripped from her stem, her branches, her petals. And Violet turned a shade darker. Coercion was like a daily chore for him, and endurance for her. Even though he had the utmost right to do so, consensus was never an option.
I was no longer a bunch of violets. I was transformed into melancholy. That stayed hovering over the poor soul that was bereft of tears as well. Too tired to even cry.
It happens in a marriage as it's considered normal. It is an offence that hasn't been promulgated into a law as of yet. But there seems a need for it. Everyone interprets it as though they have the pertinent knowledge. When we talk about sexual assault, then I guess Marital Rape should also be given a legal status. Section 375 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) considers the forced sex in marriages as a crime only when the wife is below age 15. Thus, marital rape is not a criminal offense under the IPC.
forestbornA person with a beautiful heart is so rare to find these days. I reread it. More power to your pen. There is nothing more rare and nor more beautiful than a person who understand the pain of others.
I second your thoughts. And I hope people do take this into consideration and show a little kindness towards others. For everyone has something or the other going on, emotionally, mentally, physically, or a combination of the three.
All that you are is all that I"ll need....used this line.
A single mother's prayer...
All that I know is you are born with skills to become an editor and your language, communication skills will definitely support your ambition of working in a publishing house and that too abroad which has been your dream.
My humble prayer to the Lord is to give you the correct opportunity to work in your dreamland, is all that I will need and no other expectation.
sproutedseeds@writersbay thank you so much for the feedback. ❤️ Frankly, I thought that this Shardorma was not perfect for the challenge since not many responded. I was to delete it. Thank you once again.