Fences #Poetry #NaPoWriMo #NationalPoetryMonth

Throughout the month of April, I am taking part of the annual Ekphrastic Challenge over on The Wombwell Rainbow – hosted by Paul Brooks.

This Challenge is a collaboration between three artists and nearly a dozen writers including myself.

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April 3rd

Artist Anjum Wasim Dar

Fences

Near my childhood home

Fences

Kept the bulls and cows at bay

Wires of steel and alloy

Spread as far as my eyes could see

In two rows

One, barbed

The other, electrified

My hand reached for the barbed line

Cool to the touch

Naively thinking them to be harmless

Until my second touched the other

Electricity coursed through my body

The humming was all I could hear

To my horror,

I could not remove my hands

For they were grounded

Glued

To the wires

Dad heard my screams

Came to the rescue

Even he could barely pry 

My hands off those lines

It took a few days

For the frizz in my hair

And the burnt marks on my hands

To subside

Needless to say,

I never went near those

Damned things

Again

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If you would like to read poetry by the other writers – click here.

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