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An infant's bitter cry

What did you see in me uncle? How could you even hold me tight? I was born just a few months ago My tender body still didn't grow. I slept by the side of my mom You have shown her the smell of chloroform You took me away from my lovely home You made sure that we are all alone I opened my eyes to the harshness of your touch I realised that I'm no longer safe and sound I cried in pain until your palm closed my mouth I shook with fear and my eyes searched for mom You didn't just squeeze my skin but crushed the puny bones beneath it You didn't just kiss my lips but caused my tender tongue to bleed Your fingers ran across every corner of my shivering little body Your pricky moustache irked every bit of my trembling nudity. I tried hard to shout but my voice melted in the fearsome silence of the lonely night My eyes searched for my mom's arms but I couldn't realise that they were beyond reach My breath choked to survive under your violent paws My life helplessly moaned beneath your wild claws Who are you to pluck this mom's little flower? Who are you to burn down a father's happy hour? Who gave you the right to vandalize my unborn future? Who advised you rack my bones to showcase your musculature? Goodbye world, I'm leaving. Your retribution on him should serve others, a learning Don't just do a few candle rallies and forget me For, within no time, another tender stem falls out from a green family tree.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/25/2019 5:44:00 PM
one can feel the depths of pain in this piece through your words...i will never understand how an adult, especially a relative could hurt a child, especially in a way like this...they don't realize the pain will forever linger in a memory...hugs to you my friend...well penned...
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Date: 8/27/2019 9:37:00 AM
This poem seriously triggered my emotions. Well done, you showed the situation in the way it should be shown, which is what the situation actually is. Keep it up!
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Date: 8/21/2019 9:37:00 AM
This hurt to read. A small voice speaking loudly.
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Date: 8/21/2019 7:56:00 AM
This kind of abuse lasts forever and causes the worst pain physically and emotionally. It encompasses the worst kind of sorrow. Incarceration for life or the death penalty is the only way to secure the safety of other innocents. A painful read my friend. xxoo
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Date: 8/20/2019 11:29:00 AM
Wow Swetha, It was only last night that we watched a documentary about a father abusing his daughter from 7 to 15 years of ge until she confronted him and said "NO MORE"! Such a gem of a poem kudos for this write Swetha! Hugs Jennifer.
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Date: 8/16/2019 10:02:00 AM
I felt a sense of terror while reading this.
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 8/23/2019 5:44:00 AM
You're right. My blood roared while pennig this .. good day Sunlite!!
Date: 8/16/2019 7:07:00 AM
I am overwhelmed by anger and grief..such a devastating story you wrote, Swetha. Abuse of any human is horrifying, but beyond cruel to do this to a child. Hope he burns in hell. Your voice speaks loudly for the child. A sad sad picture of some among us.
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 8/23/2019 5:44:00 AM
Yes indeed Vijay :/