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by Neil
Rated: 13+ · Poetry · Experience · #2195632
Girl got drunk and was then raped at a party and she didn't report or tell anyone till me.
Happiness is her goal.
But the secrets and the fears of her past,
Are the bars of the prison,
That holds her heart.

To keep her in and keep me out,
To protect and deny and avoid.
Gazing upon those eyes,
Held fast without chains.

Ghosts haunt her days and demons come at night,
The child behind those eyes.
A grown up little girl,
Who hides beneath the covers,
Of a life that could have been.

Bravery is her weakness,
Sweeping it all away.
Into the corners of her mind,
Where no one else can see.

The truth comes bubbling up,
And her issues always rise.
Push them down, the only way,
Denying them their day.

Seeing me but fearing him,
In her own minds eye.
When I get to close,
To see her heart,
Behind those cold steel bars.

The sentence she is given,
Her shame and guilt so real.
To much to bear,
For any girl,
Who hides away from the world.

Seeking to escape the pain,
Damaged beyond repair.
Finding her only solace,
Addiction’s price seems so unfair.

Therapy was so wasted,
To ashamed to tell the truth.
Of what happened to her,
That drunken night,
All those years ago.

She did not smile in his direction,
No wink or nod did invite him.
But too much alcohol made her easy prey,
Nothing would ever be the same.

Her memory is so blurred but can never be forgotten,
No report was made, it was never even mentioned,
To those who loved and cared the most,
About this sweet young girl.

A story so horrendous,
Yet it seems is all to common.
The pain still fresh behind tortured eyes,
That never should have been.

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