Human Trafficking

She ran away,
Into the night,
Alone and sad.

They saw her,
Watched, then approached,
Offered her kindness.

She felt safe,
With innocent trust
She accepted friendship,
Went with them,
Believed in goodness.

They beat her.
Force fed drugs,
Imprisoned, bound, gagged.
Trapped and scared
She wet herself.

Men came in
Violated, ravished, despoiled.
Screaming in pain,
Hungry and cold.
The abuse continued,
Day after day
Death threats delivered.

Family and friends
Search and appeal.
Police examine evidence.

Twelve hour shifts
In sexual slavery,
No possible escape,
Branded by ink.
Feelings of repugnance
She covets death.

A tip off
Activates Police raid.
They find her,
Bruised, petrified, vacant.
Inside a cage,
Blemished, defiled, impure.

Reunited with family,
Striving for normality,
An uphill climb.
Courage and tenacity
Needed for survival.
Guilty and impure.
Never again to
Be a child.

7th March 2017

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 3/8/2017 5:22:00 AM
Well written Elizabeth, I can't imagine how one human being can treat another in this way, a sad reality.
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Elizabeth Kinch
Date: 3/8/2017 8:58:00 AM
It is such a sad fact.
Date: 3/7/2017 4:00:00 PM
At least she was found and the family's love will help her through.
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Date: 3/7/2017 4:11:00 PM
All from my imagination. Have read terrible stories about human trafficking which make me feel quite ill and was speaking about good people working to get these girls into safe houses with a friend yesterday.