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she cries alone

she cries alone
drenched in tears
of her own shame
but not of her making
he ascended from shadows
and shadowed her
shattering her dreams
as easily as did her hymen
she became his fixation
a nightmare lived daily
where time nor the hour matters
this monster that looks as human as we
invisible to the eyes of humanity
the unthinkable atrocities he commits
upon innocent flesh remits
shackled and caged like a dog
she cries alone
a burden no child should have to bear
she thinks of her mother and father
of her brother and sister and yes
of her dog sam
if only she could warn them
of the monster that lives next door
the monster that comes to borrow sugar
or sip coffee with mum on the porch
at times drinking a few beers
with dad after work
boasting of games played
on the sports network
all the while stealing glances at us children
she cries alone
who would believe her
this man a pillar of the community
always a helping hand
can't you see he's a sham
a monster
a pedophile
a child rapist
ask him as to
my whereabouts
see if he answers you
with a straight face
the rattling of the cage
alerts her to his presence
he comes yet again
she cries screams and pleads
for him to leave her alone
but this only seems to give him pleasure
mocking her he mounts her quickly
his screams and cries of perversion
the only sound left
heard in the room
a single solitary tear
falls from her eye
please God just let me die
she begs
her lament falling upon death ears
'maybe it is God who is dead
or maybe God has no ears to hear'
the monster has left the room
but his stench lingers
like the smell of death
is it possible to smell ones own death
she muses
for surely she dies a little each day
the death of abandonment
the death of loneliness
the death of regret
the death of her soul
if only she was strong enough
to fight back
she would scratch out his eyes
and rip out his tongue
that filthy slimy thing
she would feed to sam
he would eat anything
the thought giving her slight amusement
the rattling of the cage startles her
he's back yet again
she begins to cry.
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Submitted on January 21, 2016

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