|Sunday, 26 Feb prompt: write about Humiliation
Prompt 3:Write a Fourteenth Century Stanza poem. The stanza consists of 6 lines.
You may write more than one stanza if desired. The syllable structure can vary from 4 to 9 syllables/line.
The rhyme scheme is a,a,b,c,c,b or a,a,b,a,a,b
Set apart in the old ladies home,
she rocks and grooms with brush and comb
a feline who purrs her advance.
She hums, rubbing her friend's scrawny head;
both hearts accept each other instead
of abandonment; so full of chance.
" A leading researcher on humiliation, Dr. Evelin Lindner, defines humiliation as "the enforced lowering of a person or group, a process of subjugation that damages or strips away their pride, honor or dignity." Further, humiliation means to be placed, against ones will, in a situation where one is made to feel inferior. "One of the defining characteristics of humiliation as a process is that the victim is forced into passivity, acted upon, made helpless." Johan Galtung, a leading practitioner, agrees with Lindner that the infliction of humiliation is a profoundly violent psychological act that leaves the victim with a deep wound to the psyche."
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