It is twenty years since she has gone
and we remember the night that the car ploughed into the wall
Not believing, not conceiving that a lovely woman
and then we remember the tears and the heartache
The boys that she raised to be good sons to serve the community
Then we wonder about what happened inside those walls
We know the public humiliation
But what of the private side?
Because it is a story that many women hold inside because society doesn’t allow the awful side of a marriage to be revealed
Especially when you belong to the people.