NO WORDS

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Memoir  |  House: Booksie Classic

Submitted: May 30, 2018

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NO WORDS

I was beaten into silence as a young

child by my father’s brutalizing

rage and psychological torture.

 

When I was five years old, an evil man

exposed himself to me, I ran fast,

terrified, no words spoken.

 

When that violent boyfriend said he was

going to F-up my pretty face so no one

ever looked at me again, I had no words.

 

When the ER doctor urged me to tell the Police my

boyfriend fractured my cheekbone and blackened

both of my eyes, I had no words.

 

When riots broke out in high school, a large boy

shoved me against the wall, with his hands on my

throat, he yelled say something, I never spoke.

 

When several powerful lawyers I worked

with made sexual comments, I quit the

job instead of finding my words.

 

When a careless driver struck me down

altering my life, as I lay in the street,

A crowd around me, I had no words.

 

At a club, I drank soda, became dizzy; a guy put me

in his car, as I vomited; he threw me onto the street;

crawled back to my car, never spoke of attempted rape.

 

When my ex-husband committed

emotional crimes against me, I left

without a word.

 

I’ve never found the words to express

my anguish for the unrelenting vileness  

inflicted upon me.

 

Society has bullied me and others into

silence or risk the harsh judgment

of punishing remarks on our character.

 

Today, my words are not eloquent,

but they contain hard truths, as

God is always my witness.

 

 

 

 

 


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