Beloved Enemy...A poem

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There is something dangerous in your eyes

Something cold that hides behind your laughter

I can't tell between your truth or lies

Trapped here with my beloved captor


Your familiar touch sends shards of fear

Twisiting my gut as I force a broken smile

Do you ever hear my tears

As my soul you endlessly defile



Yet I always reach for you despite the pain

Eager to please my beloved enemy

Freedom a dream I won't attain

Trapped in this your warped fidelity


Held close with chains of hate and need

Locked in your never ending darkness

Every word an order I must heed

Your enslaved broken goddess



Love and obesession turned vile and dark

There is no escaping your deepest fantasy

breaking my mind and body apart

Both lost now in the grips of insanity


Truth or lie I no longer really care

Following always my beloved captor

No more heart left to despair

Nothing left but to trust the deceiver



© K.A.E Grove


Jaycee Dugard
Jaycee Dugard | Source

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ckimani 4 years ago from Kenya

You just have a way with words that's just unique and beautiful


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PRED8A 4 years ago

I really hope Jaycee gets to read this. This is a beautiful piece, inspired by a remarkable story. Thank you for recommending the book to me, a truly raw and heart wrenching read, worth every moment.


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LisaMarie724 4 years ago from Pittsburgh PA

Amazing, I love the way your words flowed in this.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

I remember this event well, and wondering how could this happen for so many years without detection. I definitely want to read the book. Your words capture her life in captivity perfectly..Beautifully penned..Bravo


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

ckimani

Thank you so very much, I was really inspired to write this one ...

Pred8a

what she lived through was amazing and the strength it took to tell her own story with her own words is inspiring, I hope if anything I have done some justice to her story with my own simple words


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

LisaMarie724

Thank you so much, It was such a heart wrenching story that I couldn't but write about it in some way,

Always Exploring

Some events shock us when we first hear about them, like when this story was first released by the media I remember so many people shocked and amazed that this could happen and be hidden so easily...

But after reading her story in her own words I was more amazed at the strength that this little girl had to not just survive but to care for others while being so badly used...

thank you so much for taking the time to read this but I cannot recommend her book enough, its an eye opening read,


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Whoa! The Stockholm syndrome!


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Nikkij504gurl 4 years ago from Louisiana

Great Poem. I don't know the story of the girl or anything but really good poem.


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DeepakTutlani 4 years ago from Jaipur

lovely poem...keep the good work going.


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Beautifully written!


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Beautifully written poem. It was indeed a case of Stockholm syndrome and must have been extremely hard for her and her daughters.

Voting up


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

So very talented and I am so glad to be following you on here.

Take care and have a great day.

Eddy.


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savanahl 4 years ago

Wow what a powerful poem. Your words are chilling. Thank you for sharing.


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Will

My small portrait of what this very scary syndrome can be like, thanks for stopping in


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Nikki

Thanks so much :)

Her story is quite heartbreaking , kidnapped as a child and kept as a sex slave in a criminals house for years before her and her children where discovered. Her story in her own words is what inspired this poem


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

DeepakTutani

Thank you do much!


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

QudsiaP1

Thank you do much it's always a pleasure to have you stop by :)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Rosemary

Reading her book was an eye opening experience, that I cannot recommend enough

Thank you do much for the votes up I appreciate them all :)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Eiddwen

Thank you I am so glad you liked this poem, it wrote itself so much that I feel more like a conduit then it's creator, but I am so thrilled that it is has struck a cord with not only myself but others


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Savanahl

Jaycee's story has always haunted me, I remember when she was taken and the shock of her discovery years later, very very chilling

I am so pleased you enjoyed this... Thanks for visiting :)


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

Nighthag, great poem! The detail that you express in this poem is gripping! Such a great job my friend.


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you so very much, this poem almost wrote itself the minute I put down her book

Simply amazing


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thebluestar 4 years ago from Northern Ireland

Ouch, great imagery in your words and such frightening issues. You have told a life story and captured the pain and confusion all too well. Great job. :)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you, it was a life story that will stay with me for some time yet, as it was her life told in her words that inspired this, thank you so much for taking the time to read it :)


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Beloved enemy what a paradox, what a reality!


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

It would indeed be a hard life to lead, so confusing and hurtful having no one else to turn to but the person who abuses you...

Thanks for stopping in


KDuBarry03 4 years ago

These words are extremely beautifully played out :0 Voted up and shared!


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shruti sheshadri 4 years ago from Bangalore, India

Nighthag, this is wonderful poetry...!

A mature outlook indeed! :) I loved it!


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

KDubarry03

thank you so much for sharing this one, I am always thrilled when someone enjoys my work


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Shruti sheshadri

I am so glad that you were able to get something from this, I sometime worry that I write about too heavy topics,

thank you for taking the time to read it and let me know your thoughts I really do appreciate it ;)


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epigramman 4 years ago

...damn this is scary - but then again only a world class writer like you can pull something like this off - I have missed you and I am sending warm wishes and good energy to you from lake erie time ontario canada 5:45am


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Epigramman

it would have been truly terrifying to have walked in this girls shoes, I cannot think of a worst torture.

It is always a true pleasure to have you visit I have missed you as well :)


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HaleyMCruz 4 years ago from California

Well, it seems I have a long way to go before I get to be at the mastery level of you, nighthag. You're vocabulary is what really made me read and reread your poem over and over again. You have such a way to pinpoint feelings and making them into words. I really do love your poetry, and you've inspired me to explore an edgier and darker side to my poetry. Awesome...just so good :)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you so very much for your wonderfully generous comment :) I know as a writer I am my worse critic, so I am always blown away when others enjoy my work. I am simply thrilled, that this has inspired you to explore your own writing in ways you havnt looked at yet. Again thank you!!


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Very nice, and quite good. GBY dear heart.


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

Thank you so very much I am glad that you enjoyed it :)


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Linda Cassini 4 years ago from Las Vegas NV

Wew..thought I'd have to scroll to China to get a word "IN" lol...great picture...indepth writ... :) thumbs up ..Good Morning :)


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia Author

it was an interesting read, her own story in her own words, Thanks for taking the time to read and to leave a comment even if it did take some scrolling :)


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SMonaghan119 3 years ago from PA

Well written, tells a story, would you tell me if this poem is about an abusive relationship? That's what I took from it primarily, I like to see the meaning to writing, everything always has a meaning to it.


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nighthag 3 years ago from Australia Author

smonaghan119

thanks for asking :)

this is indeed about an abusive relationship, but primarily I was inspired to write this straight after reading the book A stolen life : a memoir

written by Jacyee Dugard about her experience of being kidnapped as a young girl and the years of abuse she experienced at the hands of her abuser.

I highly recommended the book written in her own words about her ordeal. there is a link above the comments just under the poem if you want to check it out. Its also available on itunes

thanks for stopping in, I am so glad that this poem made an impact...


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JM Poetry 2 years ago

Beautiful !


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nighthag 2 years ago from Australia Author

JM Poetry

I am so glad that you liked this, i felt so compelled to write it after reading Jacyee's story that it i often feel like the poem claimed me not the other way around.

thanks for the visit :)

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