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On the Edge

The cries heard from the room where she stayed.
Locked away only to be seen when needed,but never heard.
Cold dark room,with a bed nothing more.
Only webs and dust from the past.

A light by the window stired a desire, to go.
Somewhere out of the horror to feel the sunlight
instead of the old clothes she wore.
Abandon and left to fend alone,
strangers around cold and mannered,
nothing warm.

Giving orders left and right,
do what your told or no food tonight.
Clock string 12 work finally done,
lock in the room untill dawn comes.

Dreams of escape but no where to run, huddled in bed cold and alone.
Shadows creep across the walls. sleep hides the pains of all.
Screams come, the mornings calls, get up clean and do the walls.
Dinner tonight will be for ten,we are having company again..

Vickie Bodie 2010

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Cinderella from Human Desire and other Disasters by miadefleur

As she was doing the art I was doing the writing neither one of us knew what the other was doing..

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  • icesrun
    icesrunabout 4 years ago

    The collaboration you did is just wonderful. i think this is the way Cinderella felt, all alone, sad, cold and alone until they needed her to work. Wonderful art too. Barefoot, old dress. Wonderful.

  • Thank you Ciana,it was a fun write…
    I really liked the art it fit the story.
    Like I said we did it at the same time and they ran into each other…

    – coppertrees

  • izzybeth
    izzybethabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful, Vickie. Beautiful

  • Izzybeth hello how are you? Thank you so very much for the comment and hello… Smiles and much laughter your way.

    – coppertrees

  • Winona Sharp
    Winona Sharpabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful words and image, Vickie. Like icerun stated it is the cinderella syndrome.

  • Thank you Winona,hope you are well and doing good…
    Sometimes things just fit well.

    – coppertrees

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 4 years ago

    All that it lacked was the Prince Charming. LOL Great mindset of the story’s scene that led up to the rescue. Awesome write and collab.

  • Prince charming is later lol…
    Thank you my friend,coming from you that means alot
    to me…

    – coppertrees

  • Alison Pearce
    Alison Pearceabout 4 years ago

    Beautifully written with such exquisite detail, and yes, it certainly looks like the collab was decided beforehand! They work so well together!

  • Thanks so very much your opinion on the writing is much valued.

    – coppertrees

  • miadefleur
    miadefleurabout 4 years ago

    Your writing is marvelous poem about woman. Each word has a power and describe as brush some dark feeling of loneliness. Thanks!

  • Thank you Mia, your art graces the words…

    – coppertrees

  • F.A. Moore
    F.A. Mooreabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful pace and anticipation in this. And it does go perfectly with Mia’s art. Amazing! :D

  • Thanks so much Frannie,I told you just from the heart.

    – coppertrees

    ROUBLE RUSTabout 4 years ago

  • Oh what a Honor for me and Mia thank you so very much Rouble,hugs.
    Happy Holidays to you and yours

    – coppertrees

  • BabyM2
    BabyM2about 4 years ago

    Sad and beautiful Vickie and the image fits the words perfectly.

  • Thank you very much BabyM glad you enjoyed,nice to meet you.

    – coppertrees

  • vampvamp
    vampvampabout 4 years ago

  • How wonderful thanks from both of us…An Honor to be featured in your group…

    – coppertrees

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