Previous  <<<  See all Published  >>> Next
Previous  <<<  See all Poetry  >>> Next

Special Project: 45 Poems for the Revolution

Heaven Forbid

by Ginny Darke
(Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom)
Published April 22, 2019
"Heaven Forbid" by Ginny Darke - 45 Poems - Eleventh Transmission
CATEGORIES
POETRY
PHOTOS
VISUAL ART
ALL
Resources
Store
Advertising
Submissions
About
Contact
Email Signup
FICTION
SPOKEN WORD
Main Page
Previous <<<  See all Published  >>> Next
Previous  <<<  See all Poetry  >>> Next

Heaven Forbid

One pill makes you larger
and one will make you small,
one is thrown across the counter
and begged to be taken at all.

What time have you got?
To decide? To lose? To extinguish?
The flick of the clipper
sparked within your womb
and all its potential energy
to burn its way through.

Morning after-
not even 24 hours.
You will be made to sit
think ‘good’ and ‘hard’,
do you really want to forfeit?

For then, 24 hours
cannot be enough time.

You’re forced to feel your burgeoning body
as you tick like a time bomb (by your own device)
for 86,400 seconds
to be precise.
Hurried up but told to wait.

Heaven forbid a woman be certain
without some surgery curtain.


Biography
Ginny Darke is a young poet and student who lives in Wales, United
Kingdom. She was shortlisted for the 2018 Foyle Young Poets
Competition and her work has been published with Cambridge based
zines along with Poetry Northern Ireland. Her work can be found at
www.ginnydarke.wordpress.com.
Advertisement
Advertisement
Eleventh Transmission - eleventhtransmission.com
Love what you see? Leave a Tip at paypal.me/waxpoetryart
Mention this poet and they will receive 50%.
Newest on the Wax Poetry and Art Network
Click Here to See All New Published Work
Get the Official Print Version
Receive the Official Print Version of the poetry on this page,
in a letter sent via standard post. Price includes postage to all
possible locations on Earth. Delivery times vary.
$7 CAD
$6 USD
£5 GBP
€5.5 EUR
This website
©
Kirk Ramdath
and specified artists.
JOIN THE
EMAIL LIST
Send an email to
info@waxpoetryart.com
with the message,
"Join"
Eleventh Transmission Projects
45 Poems: Reflection & Response
Eleventh Transmission Facebook Page
Wax Poetry and Art Facebook Page
Love in a Handful of Dust by Kirk Ramdath
New Titles in the Library
Wax Poetry and Art Readers' Choice 2018
Advertisement