Eva L. Shaw

Rookie (July 6,1950 / Chatham, ON)

A Nightmare Revealed


Innocence, innocence
Destruction, destruction
Betrayal, betrayal
Love, unloved
Confusion, confusion
Incest-abuse.
To trust people, to love someone
To be harmed, black, feathers,
Candles-death
Little child, torture, pain
Outside humiliation, inside destruction
One become two, two become three
Survival-oh the pain
Survival-fear-torture
Must I do this, yes I must, there's no choice
Three, four, push it back, push it back.
Mother, father, trust, no trust,
Oh those visits, family tradition,
What is truth? What is truth?
Many, many, more and more -questions.
Future question, future trials,
Help me, help me,
What is love, where is love,
Help my confusion, earn my respect, help me love,
Tell it, tell it, oh for you, oh for you.

Submitted: Tuesday, June 15, 2010

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  • Rookie - 16 Points Craig Mize (6/15/2010 10:13:00 PM)

    You speak with so much passion and one can not help but feel your pain and sorrow. Keep your voice for you have a story that needs to be told. You my friend is a great poet and an even better story teller. (Report) Reply

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