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Sunday, September 29, 2013

I Should Have Screamed


I awaken to find

His lips and tongue

On places he had

No permission to touch,

No permission to see.

 

In shame I do not scream

Or fight, kicking and scratching,

I simply freeze.

 

Praying it’s not true,

Just a nightmare

That soon will end.

I look away,

My stomach heaves

At the sight of his lips on my skin.

Please God just make it stop!

 

Forever after I feel the fear,

And disgust,

And violation,

And I burn with hate

For that man and his actions.

And forever after

 In self contempt I think

“I should have screamed.”


Posted at Poetry Pantry

4 comments:

  1. like a punch in the gut....it should never happen...it does
    and it destroys lives....and turns hard in the pit of my stomach...
    well written....

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  2. The shame is the perpetrator's, kiddo, not the child's, though I know it is normal for kids to carry it. We are trained not to scream, not to make "a fuss", trained to suppress our voices, our feelings. Powerful write. I hope you scream now, sometimes!

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  3. A tough subject to write about, horrible and hard to look at. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I can't seem to understand why someone in such a situation would not scream. and a topic we should talk more about these days.

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