Bitten Tongues Hold The Darkest Secrets

April 28, 2017
By BellaRose25 BRONZE, Moline, Illinois
BellaRose25 BRONZE, Moline, Illinois
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She left her windows open just to tease the next door boys
But when her father came in at night she never made a noise.


She wished that she could yell but he hit her every scream.
Even when he didnt visit, he’d haunt her every dream.


She tried to run away but he found her every time
And when he did he’d get her back and beat her till she cried.


Her bruises were hard to cover and her thighs would ache and burn.
It wasn't very long till he let his friends take turns.


Once she tried to tell but she had to bite her tongue.
Instead she shut her lips and by her neck she hung.

The author's comments:

In this poem it talks about topics like rape, abuse, and self harm. This poem was inspired by a story I had read once because it really stuck in my mind and I felt that this could be my form of raising awareness that things like this happen in the world to anyone, by anyone.

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