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Raped by Rejection

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Raped by Rejection

Imprisoned in the four walls of Rejection’s cell
The world stone deaf to the screams coming from this hell

I throw myself at the padded walls, frenzied…appalled
Self-loathing spews into my mouth leaving me galled

You see the face, read the words, but don’t understand
Rejection is pounding me down with iron hand

He shouts obscenities, strips the robe of esteem
Hand connects with my face, knocking clear every dream

He forces me down, and I lay splayed on the floor
Kicked by the memories of all he’s done before

Blooded and bruised, I pray for the end to be swift
In and out of consciousness…my deranged thoughts drift

The straight jacket of pain, he tightens every day
Oxygen deprived, each lucid thought goes astray 

Too despicably weak to break free, try to fight
Done with gruesome work, Rejection turns out the light

Tortured about the motive for his perverse glee
My need for affection makes a prey out of me

Rejection has raped me and left blood on the floor
Nearing death, I pray, he’ll lose the key to my door

Eileen Manassian Ghai

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  1. Date: 7/17/2013 9:40:00 PM

    This is a good one, but sad. It is very touching. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/18/2013 12:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Lucilla. Rejection and indifference are two things I can't abide....It rips me apart. I was in a particularly blue mood yesterday and was crying as I wrote this! Oh well...we live and learn!
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 5:37:00 PM

    very graphic and effective. Jejection can feel pretty awful.

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/18/2013 1:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh Richard.....it can be devastating!
    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux Date: 7/17/2013 5:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I meant rejection.
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 3:08:00 PM

    Controversial title, controversial poem, controversial Eileen lol. You got the grand slam here my little Desert Orchid. I'll tell you what though, just brilliant, sometimes this is just the way it can feel. Take care, Richard

    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/18/2013 12:13:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm SO glad that I do...keeps you on your toes!
    Seal Avatar Richard D Seal Date: 7/18/2013 1:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    No at unnerve Eileen, though there are times you set them jangling lol
    Ghali Avatar Eileen Ghali Date: 7/18/2013 1:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yup...you nailed this one! Controversial me...Do I unnerve you Richard? Yes...I wrote this with the tears of my heart. Glad it got a to be a grand slam in your eyes. Take care....