Don’t put the Blame on me …

 

my insides hurt

they pain

and cramp

and ache

and strain

the memory

of what you did

I was

six

just  a child

and I loved you wild

with you

I felt

safe

protected

cared for.

but that touch

was that justified?

this must be

the way its done

loving

and caring

and protecting.

yet it felt so wrong

this secret

we kept

from the

world all along

it rested heavy

on my little heart

when realization dawned

the hurt

humiliation

anger

and guilt

immense guilt

almost made my insides spill

had I brought it on?

Could I?

Did I?

Should I?

share the blame

of your unrestrained lust

your brutality

your sneakiness

your  shame

yes I did share your secret

but

the  crime wasn’t mine

already

Its scars I  bear

the wounds

so deep

they will always be there

my tormentor

at least now

let me be

don’t

please don’t

try to

put the

blame on me ….

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29 Comments Add yours

  1. Arindam says:

    Great interpretation. Very nicely written.

  2. I’m so, so sorry this happened to you!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

    1. don’t be kathy! happens to too many children , that is what we need to be sorry about🙂

  3. Imelda says:

    oh, how tragic and sad.

    1. isn’t it! the worse kind of violation of trust. thanks for stopping by

  4. katehobbs says:

    Wow. What a poem from the heart. I would like permission to use this poem during some courses that I will be running which, among other things, includes chapters on sexual abuse. I look forward to hearing from you about that.
    Thank you for the poem, and thank you for linking to my blog on the Weekly Photo Challenge this week.
    Kate
    http://myphotoyear2012.wordpress.com/

    1. thankyou! for visiting. Glad you liked the poem. sure you can use it! you work with adults or kids? would love to know more about your work.drop a line when you find time 🙂

  5. amira says:

    great entry dear.
    the agony, the pain INSIDE a little heart is something that cannot be equated to any other.
    it’s sad that this goes on in all societies.
    people trust blindly and the trust is misused by people with no sense of morality INSIDE their useless brains.

    1. true amiraI its not only no sense of morality it is also sly cunning because children are th eleast likely to disclose or bring the offender to books

    1. thanks for the trackback🙂

    1. thanks for stopping by🙂

    1. thanks for the pingback🙂

    1. thanks for the mention🙂

  6. that’s so creative! never seen the weekly photo challenge interpreted this way. nice!

    1. thank you! since i am not into photogarphy, got no choice but to interpret it differently. so glad u liked it

  7. Angelia Sims says:

    Very moving post with a powerful message. So glad you could turn your pain into helping others.

    1. the only way to reduce the pain of something like this is by expressing yourself! If it also helps someone tha’ts an added bonus. thanks for stopping by Angelia

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