Abused! !

I shut my eyes and open my mind
And let the folded memories unwind
A past so real it needs no spark
To let it come rushing out of the dark

I remember a time when I used to cry
A time when I thought the world was a lie
I remember a time when I lived in denial
A time when I didn't know how to smile

I remember a man who made me scream
During every night and every dream
I remember the man who held me down
In a sea of tears he let me drown

But...

I remember that man is now behind bars
A place where he can't see the stars
I remember a day when the future was dim
But in that sea of tears I learned to swim

I remember that I see the world as true
I can smile at everyone and I do
I remember how I climbed out of the mud
How I beat the assault and cleared the blood

I shut my eyes and open my mind
And let the folded memories rewind
The candle of my past burnt to a spark
My past has now drifted into the dark

by Becky Ginn

Comments (19)

Very vivid and profoundly touching poem, excellently written.
One of the best poems that I ever read, You can sit so comfortable on top, between the best writers of our world! Well composed this poem has sweet musical flow, touched the heart, created tears by showing unbearable pain and suffering, yet it ends positive with hope and happiness. Excellent pen, thank you for sharing! Congratulations!
Excellent, well written and moving, congrats on poem and getting poem of the day.
Very deep and full of light poem!
Very well done. A message of hope and encouragement for others who have endured similar trials. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on having it chosen as poem of the day.
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