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RUINS OF TAMAR

Tammera

Sacramento, United States

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Rape of Tamar
Although he was the heir-apparent to David’s throne, Amnon is best remembered for the rape of his half-sister Tamar, daughter of David with Maachah.

Despite the biblical prohibition to sexual relations between half-brothers and sisters, (Leviticus 18:11) Amnon had an overwhelming desire for her. He took advice from his cousin, Jonadab the son of Shimeah, David’s brother, to lure Tamar into his quarters by pretending to be sick and desiring her to cook a special meal for him. While in his quarters, and ignoring her protests, he raped her.

Two years later, to avenge his sister, Absalom, Amnon’s half-brother and Tamar’s full brother, sent his servants to kill Amnon at a feast to which he had invited all the king’s sons. (2 Samuel 13)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amnon

The life shattereing toll
That the marks of Rape
Leaves upon a woman
Are seldom seen from the outside

It splinters the personality from itself
So that at times one barely recognizes
Just exactly whom they are

It leaves splinters and shards
Scattered all about in its path
Some that can never be re-patterned

It leaves one a virtual prisoner

In society
In relationships
In her own home

In her identity
In her own body
In her own mind
in her own emotions
In her own soul

The life she knew is now over
The violent storm that came
And twisted its plunder
Has left only shattered pieces
Spread all about

This vile act has demolished
And destroyed and destructed
All that was of her life

Like a tornado, hurricane , tsunami
Yet the rebuilding from those
Of natures acts Is fairly succinct

By comparison to the acts that must be taken
In order to help this plundered woman
Regain some semblence of her life
And strength and hope to move on

Poetry by Tammera

Digital Art
Photoshop CS3

Special thanx to deviantart.com Stock:
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portions of painting:
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