If she had dared consider her plight

she would’ve given in to anguish

at the dashing of her dreams


her voice would thicken

with emotion if she’d dared to speak

and her fears would’ve destroyed her


Time had come to her rescue

erasing those hot tears

that had once been the facewash

of her past

©Vivian Zems

Sanaa on Real Toads urges us to write a poem using words from groups. My words are : consider, anguish, dreams and breathe

Also linked to Kerry’s Flash 55-er– a poem in 55 words