Theme: Suicide

Only a News Item

by Sandra Martyres
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She sat on the wall
Of the water front
With a vacant look
On her gaunt face

Yet no one stopped
To even glance at her
The world moved on
Uncaring, unconcerned

The following morning
A tiny news item appeared
In a local daily with a picture
It was undoubtedly her

The article read like this
Young woman ends her life
Jumping from the wall
Into the water below

Hers was the typical love story
Gone wrong - he had led her
Right up the garden path
Leaving her pregnant

He went on his way when
He heard about her condition
Stating that he had no intention
Of supporting her or the child

Fearing parental wrath
And society's vicious tongue
She chose what she thought was
The best way out of a bad situation

26-Jun-2010

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