Control



It was inhuman, what was done to me.
It was brutal, carnivorous, just wrong.
My petrified voice called a stricken plea,
Silence that followed, a perilous song.

A frightened bird rose up, beating my ribs,
Its inside flight a fruitless staccato.
The little wings flapped, flapped, not helping,
Its pitiful body caught in my throat.

My hands were but a tool, to be held down
In such a vice-like grip
That I unwilling became an object,
For degenerate and aberrant desires.

The animalistic body spurred on by Beastly thirst -
Thirst for my young Soul and my young Body
And then - a pause - he contemplated ; his Prey
And wounded deeply this helpless bird

I could not fly away I couldn’t fly at all in
the unsatisfiable maw of the beast but why
is this happening how am I losing losing

control.

 

About this poem

This poem explores themes relating to the traumatic experience of sexual assault. The poem delves into the sense of losing control that victims often experience in the aftermath of rape. It searches for sense and meaning among tumultuous emotion.

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Written on February 15, 2022

Submitted by Clatysheva3 on January 09, 2023

Modified on March 14, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme ABAB XXCX XXXX XAXX XXC
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 801
Words 162
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 3

Christina Latysheva

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