Monday, April 17, 2017

Penance by Daginne Aignend

She wakes up in a dewy meadow
covered with pearl sprinkled poppies and daisies.
Her head feels like the time
she had too much blackberry wine
at the Harvest Fest last summer.
Dazed, she looks around, surprised,
wondering how she got here.

Her memories slowly start to seep
back into her numbed mind,
as she recalls...
She fled out of the house when
her father had one of his
temper tantrums and harassed mom.
She had begged him to leave mom alone
which made him even more furious.
In a blind rage, he went after her instead and
chased her through the fields.

A shadow of a smile sweeps over
her face when she looks at the
little quiet lake, the rippling wavelets
and remembers…
She made him pay for all the
pain and sorrow he inflicted
over the years.

Finally, the balance is restored.

Daginne Aignend is a pseudonym for the Dutch poetess Inge Wesdijk. She likes hard rock music, photography and fantasy books. She is a vegetarian and spends a lot of time with her animals. Daginne started to write English poetry five years ago and posted some of her poems on her Facebook page and on her fun project website She's the co-editor of Degenerated Literature, an edgy and dark Poetry and Flash Fiction Ezine.  She's been published in several Poetry Review Magazines with a pending publication at the Contemporary Poet's Group anthology 'Dandelion in a Vase of Roses'.

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