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The Things I've Seen

December 15, 2013
By boklenhle GOLD, North Platte, Nebraska
boklenhle GOLD, North Platte, Nebraska
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Favorite Quote:
Our scars tell us where we have been, but do not have to dictate where we are going.


The things I've heard,
Would sicken you.
The things I’ve seen,
Would frighten you.

Blood trickles,
Down her cheek.
Scars cover her legs.
She screams,
But no one hears.

Did they believe her,
When she said,
he beats her?
No.

Another girl,
Fear ridden,
Molested,
And hit,
Tells her mother.
Nothing.

It continues,
tears streak her cheeks
As she cries herself to sleep

She hates the world;
She couldn't understand
why this was done to her.

Another girl,
blamed for everything.
Convinced she was
"bad."

She didn't understand,
What had happened,
Why she was so bad,
such a failure.

She cried.
She lashed out.
She didn't know
What to do.

She told,
and ranted
about everything
he said to her.

She had no idea,
It wasn't her,
It was him.
It was abuse.


The author's comments:
I don't write much poetry, but I don't think I'm any good. (I'm sure some of you would agree.) But, there's a lot of abuse I've seen in my town, and I had to get it out of my head somehow.

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boklenhle GOLD said...
on May. 7 2014 at 8:35 pm
boklenhle GOLD, North Platte, Nebraska
16 articles 0 photos 41 comments

Favorite Quote:
Our scars tell us where we have been, but do not have to dictate where we are going.

Gee, thanks. NO.

on Dec. 20 2013 at 1:51 pm
captainmangopapaya, HERE, District Of Columbia
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Youre right, you suck