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Lost Innocence

© more by Payge Rodgers

Published: May 2008

Looking back on a time and place
Seeing a child's innocent face
Knowing that things aren't as they appear
For inside she cries silent tears
Deep inside she is filled with pain
She feels dirty and full of shame
Innocence lost at a very young age
Locked this child in a pain filled cage
There is no freedom or escape
From the fact this child was raped
While the guilty man is roaming free
This child is sentenced to eternity
Eternity locked away with all this shame
She can't help but feel that she was to blame
Even though common sense says it was not her fault
She can't seem to help from having these thoughts
What ifs' keep running through her mind?
She keeps going back to those moments in time
If there isn't something different she could have done
Why didn't she scream or at least try to run
Fear kept her frozen to the spot
While this grown man did what he should have not?
Shame and fear made her keep the silence
Kept her telling anyone about the violence
The thing that is shocking beyond belief
Is that this child could not get any relief
The same thing happened again and again
The first one was just how it began
More than one man did his worst
None of them caring about the child they hurt
After the first time was it easy to tell
Was it her pain and shame they could smell?
With every touch a part of her died
Now she is in a prison that has no gate
Every one of them sealing her fate

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  • Alyssa. by Alyssa.
  • 9 years ago

That poem of yours really gripped me tight. I went through the same thing. My father had raped and beaten me from the age five till I was 12. I'm now 15 going on 16 and I still feel like I'm the one to be blamed.

My father should be in jail, but, he ran off and no one knows where he is. So, while he's living his life, I'm stuck in the past still not ready for the future. I hope this helps.

  • Ciara by Ciara
  • 4 years ago

You're gonna make it. I'm pretty sure. Your'e 19 already and you're beautiful. Stay strong for me please. Thank you :)

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