Written by Teresa Smeigh
Copyright September 2015
He looked at her body splayed on the floor,
She looked like she couldn’t take any more.
She barely moved, her cries were weak,
He never realized that she was so meek.
He didn’t mean to hit her so hard she’d fall,
He tried to think to whom he should call.
He needed help and ideas too,
What should his mind decide to do.
His best friend would help him no questions asked,
Do whatever he was told, do what he was tasked.
As he was thinking, what about good lies,
The poor girl stopped breathing and dies.
He felt no bad feelings, no remorse,
The girl deserved it of course.
Two words are offered each week for consideration. Each word has a similar definition, but one is more expressive. You can pick either word, or both, to use in your story.
“Penitence“ and/or “Remorse“:
[noun] the action of feeling or showing sorrow and regret for having done wrong.