Standard Posted by Brenda Davis Harsham Posted on April 14, 2014 Posted under Photography, Poetry Comments 17 Comments Stepdaughter’s Lament dragon skin marks tight cage of expectations finally freed, scarred Copyright 2014 Brenda Davis Harsham Inspired by Mindlovemisery’s Fairy Tale Prompt #2 (albeit late), which called for a darker twist on a tale with a stepmother. Ways to Share this:EmailPrintTwitterPinterestFacebookMoreTumblrPocketLinkedInRedditLike this:Like Loading... Related fairy talefriendly fairy talehaikulamentpoemPoetrystepmother Post navigation ← Sunday Trees 126 – Portico Playful Spring Etheree → 17 thoughts on “Stepdaughter’s Lament” Oh gosh – mother-in-law’s hey! Still you never know – sometimes a heart does hide beneath the dragon skin. My own mother-in-law has come up trumps for me right now – totally unexpected. You just never know what people are capable of when life gets truly difficult. Hope yours m-i-l mellows with time LikeLike Reply My mother-in-law and I are not exactly soul-mates, but we got along pretty well. This was meant to be my stepmother, and was more remembering my relationship with her when I was 18. We get along most of the time now. It’s amazing how parenting can really change one’s opinions. Thanks for commenting!! Blessings, Brenda LikeLike Reply I realised after I commented I’d gotten my wires crossed (again!) – thanks for being so patient in your reply. I’ll pay more attention next time. 🙂 Too many things on my mind today. LikeLike Reply No worries, sometime we make mistakes that help us focus on ourselves without realizing. I thought perhaps you needed to talk about your mother-in-law. I’m glad she’s come up trumps for you. Warmly, Brenda LikeLike Reply No need to talk about her. She’d just rung me up that’s all. 🙂 LikeLike Reply How’s the house hunt going? LikeLike Amazing how deeply spiritual insights are conveyed with so few words! I love how this is written on/in nature too, just for reading. I love it, this is fantastic!!!! LikeLike Reply Thank you! I was afraid my usual readers would find this one too dark. I’m glad you like it! Brenda LikeLike Reply Oh my a dry and thirsty vision here! I love this! Great work in just a few short words! LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply Wow, powerful imagery there, Brenda. AnElephant frets. LikeLike Reply “If you be pungent, be brief; for it is with words as with sunbeams – the more they are condensed the deeper they burn.” – John Dryden Scars make us stronger, my friend, fret not. Hugs, Brenda LikeLike Reply Wonderful story told in Haiku! LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply My pleasure 🙂 LikeLike Reply Exceptional combination of lyrics and image. Greatly enjoyed. LikeLike Reply Thanks! LikeLike Reply Leave a Reply to Brenda Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.