Category Archives: Abuse

On Hiding 

You can only fall so far Fall so far before you hit Before you hit the ground The ground rides up to meet you. You can only run so far Run so far before the past Before the past runs … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Trauma – a sonnet

Would I undo the things that you have done, And if I did would that mean I had won? I am not sure, though now I feel such pain, I can see brighter days beyond this strain. Those brighter days … Continue reading

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On Rape – a sonnet to myself

If I could travel back now, to that day Your childhood pure was ripped from ‘tween your thighs I’d take your hand, and this is what I’d say: “It’s not your fault; there is no reason why.” I’d hold you … Continue reading

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Exhale

Every inch of you seems tense. Breath caught in your chest. Hands clenched, Toes most likely curled Within your patent shoes. Your eyes search his face wildly, Flicking side to side Looking for a sign… As he walks towards you … Continue reading

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Grey Rainbow

He felt the eyes of others settle on his cheeks, Red. Tears filled and threatened to escape his eyes, Blue. He felt guilty, he felt sick, ashamed, Green, Because of things he’d said, because of things he’d seen, Black. He … Continue reading

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The Chase

The faster you run The faster I hide From the demon You you give rise to Clawing inside Of my guts Of my belly My mind And my head It’s monstrous Preposterous Why can’t you instead Just run slowly Less … Continue reading

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Hatred

I never knew what hate was But you taught me very well, By pretending to the world you cared Whilst in private, life was hell. The thing that is most cruel of all? That you won’t let me go.. We’ve … Continue reading

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