Wounds by Sheereen Fatima

the stone figure of a baby's head with eyes bleeding buried among dead foliage
Image Source: Canva Pro

There are shadows haunting my dream. The blood drips laced in ice. The fire within, a trembling leaf, I coil in my shell away from the light in the tumultuous sea. It rains horror and acid burning my parched skin. There are unhealed wounds with little lives taking their origin. I am broken, wounded, barren, naked but fertile for the little creatures who reside in the crevices of my peeled flesh. I wish this nightmare to end or the termination of myself.

-SHEEREEN FATIMA

Sheereen Fatima found her love for literature in her school library. Books became her best friends and writing a medium to express. Please read more of her writing at The Lightening bug and visit her on Instagram @sheereen_f.

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12 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Sheereen leaves no words wounded in her effortless expression of hurt and suffering. There’s a peaceful satisfaction in the acknowledgment of agony, and the realization that devastation of the self is similar to wounds that fester. It’s a thin line that divides those who recover from those who succumb, the essential question being – How much pain is simply too much?
    Congratulations Sheereen!

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    1. Sheereen says:

      Thank you so much Terveen for the opportunity ❤️

      Liked by 1 person

  2. jonicaggiano says:

    I find something hauntingly beautiful about this piece. How you found that picture I can’t imagine getting a picture that looks like it was set up for this very piece. I couldn’t stop looking at the dolly, the photograph drew me in and then the prose just touched me on a bit of a personal level. Congratulation, big jugs Joni

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    1. Sheereen says:

      Thank you so much Joni! Your feedback is always appreciated ❤️❤️

      Liked by 1 person

      1. jonicaggiano says:

        You are very welcomed my talented friend.

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  3. Dark, but very good SHEEREEN………

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  4. haoyando says:

    Wish it’s just a bad dream. Wish the world will not go crazy.

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    1. Sheereen says:

      Hopefully it won’t for the better. Thank you for reading ❤️

      Like

  5. Quite a gripping poem Sheereen! Those scissors are getting to you.. ha.. Congratulations! 👏

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    1. Sheereen says:

      Thank you Cindy for your support always. Much appreciated ❤️

      Like

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