Marie Sheppard Nolan – She was caged

mariaMarie Sheppard Nolan is an Honours Arts graduate in English and Philosophy from NUI Galway. A Galway native although living in Ballyglunin, County Galway for the past 10 years. Marie returned to education to pursue her love of writing and while she has written many poems and short stories in the past this is her first time submitting her work for consideration to publish or literary review.

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She was caged

Into a room with iron windows and iron beds on black consecrated ground she was caged.
She was caged.
Into a room where on its wall the blood stained face of a discerning Christ hung flaccidly beneath a diadem of thorns she was caged.
She was caged.
Into a room where sobbing fearful hearts rummaged empty cots in vain for their proscribed children she was caged.
She was caged.
Into a room where obedience was the promised forgiveness for her sin and a place in the kingdom of Heaven she was caged.
She was caged.
Into a room full of adverse hostility pursuing the cries of her purchased child she is caged.
She is caged.
She is caged.

 

© Marie Sheppard Nolan
8th June 2014

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