The Soul That Cried Rape

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She stood in the dark

Watching

Waiting

For her next move

She couldn't speak

Was silenced from the inside

Disturbing madness

Retained

Within her

Through aching limbs

That entangled her

She fell to the wet floor

Blood leaving a trail behind her

Washing away all the hate left behind

She laid down for it all to subside

The painful words

Haunting her mind

Torturous chains

Struck deep grind

The intensity

That was

Left behind

Curtains drawn

Where she can

Be safe and let go

He screamed in her face

A stupid child

A disgrace

Worn and forsaken

Left abandoned

Alone

Using her up

Then he was gone

This monster

Who beat her

Leaving her for dead

Now all she has

Churning in her head

Broken heart

Broken bed

Her soul cried out

Rape

But nobody heard her

He thought he can get away

Without a sound

No slumber

Where could she go

To be safe

Without shame

Somebody who will understand

There is no one

Not even her friends

She goes to sleep

When she wakes up

Hoping to find new peace

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ananceleste 4 years ago from California

carolinemd21, I don't even know how to rate this poem. I don't Know what to say... but thank you.


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prashant angiras 4 years ago from shimla(india)

This was a dark poem reflecting the inhumanity towards the victim girl.I can only pray to the god to help such people,the monster will rot in hell.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Ananceleste thank you for reading. Have a beautiful day.

@ Prashant thanks for reading and your powerful comment.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Caroline

My heart goes out to women who's souls have been tortured by rape.

Voted up and awesome.

Take care


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

carolinemd21 I stopped by to see what youhave been up to lately. You have other profile pictures that look more like the real you, but perhaps this one goes with the poem. I pray this was not the usual personal experience which gives rise to so much of what you usually write about. No man, woman, or child deserves such animal brutality and disdain for another. Looking for a cheerful one next time out, when you can. Up, awesome.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

This one is gut wrenching. How horrible a woman must feel after this act. I hope it is fiction. Voted up and awesome...


Vincent Moore 4 years ago

The brutality of rape is devastating to say the least. Any man who commits such a vile act needs to be castrated and sent into exile from this planet. I felt the pain so much in this scribe, I pray this lady found peace eventually and was able to retain her dignity and carry on with her life. How sad, how mad is this world we live in. Powerful scribe my poetic friend.


stessily 4 years ago

caroline, A powerful poem which vividly conveys the nightmare of rape: fearful, brutal, overwhelming, degrading. Sleep must indeed seem promising, at least by offering temporary oblivion.

The rawness of this poem is astounding. Your empathy in being able to write this is great.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Sueswan thank you for your sentiment and vote and reading. :)

@ Perspy I love to write about everything that goes on in life being good or bad. It's all part of life. I try to make things interesting by switching up my poetry and the emotions that are brought out in my poetry. I will write a more positive poem next time. Thank you for stopping by!

@ Hi Ruby thank you for stopping by and reading!

@ Hi Vincent thank you for the powerful comment. I agree with it completely. Take Care my friend.

@ Hi Stessily thank you for your wonderful comment and read. I love to take on different roles and perspectives in my poetry. I am glad you enjoy it.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Heavy and tormented and well put WOW!!!! Rape is a terrible and shattering crime too bad more people don't reach out and help the victims.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Gypsy thank you for reading and commenting dear friend. :)


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The Frog Prince 4 years ago from Arlington, TX

My soul has been raped more than a few times over the years and it is never a pleasant experience. Long stories involved with those incidences of life.

Great, poignant verses Caroline.

The Frog


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Frog Prince for your awesome comment. You are the first to mention the act of your soul being raped in a different context than that of a sexual act itself. It's a great metaphor for all of the hard times that we experience in life. I am sure that you have grown into the great man you are from these horrible incidences. I'm always up to hearing other people's stories if you wanna share. I appreciate you visiting my hubs frequently knowing that you are more into political topics yourself. Love your hubs by the way they are filled with your unique way of using wit to convey your points. I could feel your passion on the topics. Glad you like my poetry. Cheers.


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

You do wonderful work, Caroline, to make even a "rape" poem beautiful.


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Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

my god I never realized how good you really are.. I love the rawness.. the disturbing image you display with your words.. kind of feels like I read this poem in slow motion.. up and crazy awesome


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BlossomSB 4 years ago from Victoria, Australia

What can I say? You have left me breathless, the emotion and then emptiness is described so well. Voted up and awesome.


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

@ Hi Jim thank you very that inspiring compliment!

@ Frank thank you for your encouraging words! I am glad you like my poetry. I like yours a lot as well.

@ Blossom thank you so much. I am glad you like my writing dear lady.


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Momma Mia 4 years ago from North Carolina

Very Nicely written and flows ever so well! Fantastic!

wishingUwell

Mia

*vote up and such :)


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven Author

Thank you Momma Mia! Wishing u well also!

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