A poem

You taught her not to scream.
You taught her not to react.
Each time you punished that child
she kept her feelings inside.

You taught her not to scream.
You taught her not to react.
You silenced her tears and her anger
and left her hollow inside.

You taught her not to scream.
You taught her not to react.
Her anger, her tears, her fear
now hidden deep down inside.

You taught her not to scream.
You taught her not to react.
So the day he raped her she lay still,
her fear and outrage buried deep inside.

You taught her not to scream.
You taught her not to react.
She is broken now, unlovable and alone
just terror and darkness remaining deep inside.

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10 thoughts on “A poem

  1. Sadlyme says:

    A terrible powerful poem, thanks for sharing

  2. Ben Naga says:

    You taught her not to scream.
    You taught her not to react.
    In poetry you speak your truth
    You face your fear and you start to unlearn

    You taught her not to scream.
    You taught her not to react
    This comment shows you not unlovable, alone
    There are things to mend you hidden deep inside

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Written and sent with love and blessings

  3. I have chills at the power here. I agree with Ben, none of us are unlovable, though your words make me recall feeling that way. xx

  4. heartlectics says:

    Beautiful expression xo

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