One of the two word prompts for this week’s Ligo Haibun (writing) Challenge is – torture! I don’t believe anyone can think about that word without coming up with sad, painful and scary feelings. I chose the broken heart from a shattered love relationship.
Lying midst scattered remnants of reality, I do not care to move, curled up in a fetal position, hugging knees tightly to my chest. The position, an instinctive leftover memory of safeness, I suppose. Am I fragile? I suppose so. Does a butterfly have wings that can be pulled off? Yes, I suppose this is true also.
The pain is overwhelming, you know. I don’t suppose you care. But if you did … if you did, the sweet sorrow from the tortuous pain you left me in, would be your undoing … or maybe not, I suppose.my tortured soul from rapture to exquisite pain lies comotose
Do remember, this is a work of fiction everyone, I couldn’t be further from that state of existence if I tried. My days right now are full up with tennis (giving lessons), writing and drawing, enjoying family (baking) and the Autumn of things, and, of course, being online creating and inspiring others, along with you! ♥Be sure to check out the other wonderfully written Ligo Haibun Challenge entries written by a talented group of international “word artisans”!
16 thoughts on “Ligo Haibun Challenge – Torturous Love!”
The pain in your words is palpable, Penny.
Thank you Celestine! 🙂
This image depicts the pain you so clearly express Penny and sadly, this type of love is one so many of us have experienced. So well done Penny!
I think you’re right LuAnn. There are many who know these emotions well, sadly! Thank you!
A lovely haiku depicting a tortured soul.
Hi Aesop, thank you, very much my friend! 🙂
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You expressed how she most likely is feeling, Penny; very sad photo, indeed, but, wonderful writing! xx
Thank you. I thought the photo demonstrated those feelings, but like to think the words expressed those emotions by themselves! xx
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i suppose if people cared more the world would be more peaceful and safer. very moving and yes, thankful it is fiction. ♥
Hello Sunshine. It would be peaceful and safer. One has to wonder why it isn’t? Well at least some of us do! xx
Yes, I have no idea what was up with that. I’ve been tweaking it for quite awhile, I finally posted something else to see what would happen, Too weird. Hopefully all is well now! Thank you Alastair. That was my goal with this haibun, much appreciate your words here! 🙂 xx
Love this line “The position, an instinctive leftover memory of safeness, I suppose.” and such painful emotion in the haiku. Also…glad it is fiction 🙂 Although, I can still relate to many of the feelings in it at one time.
Hi Anja. Thanks. Yes, I’m in a very happy place, but I’ve been there (and as you know) those feelings do go away (eventually) but we don’t ever forget how we felt, during that time period! Thanks so much! 🙂 xx
Yay Finally it works. This kept coming up as not found.
This is a great piece (of fiction). You have really struck the chord of pain that she feels.