Amy Kerswell

(04 06 1987 / Bath UK)

Innocence lost and pain gained.


I lost my innocence.
Not once not twice but more times than I can count.
It was becuase of bastards.
Bastards who wanted to hurt.
I lost my innocence and gained pain.

On the day you raped me.
I lost everything.
Lost my innocence.
Lost my life.
Lost my happiness.
Lost my way of being.

You raped me.
You didnt lose anything.
You gained the power.

I lost every thing that day.
All I was to gain was pain.
I lost more than one thing.
I lost my innocence.
But gained the pain

Submitted: Wednesday, December 13, 2006
Edited: Thursday, December 09, 2010

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  • Angel Wings (5/12/2009 8:41:00 PM)

    this poem has a whole lot of meaning to it you did a great job writting this thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Jen Brandenburg (2/3/2007 6:12:00 PM)

    Amy,
    I know this is true, I wish I could say that's it's not, but I know it is. It's hard to deal with, I know, I’ve been through it. But there are ways to get through it.
    They do gain the power, and they keep coming back for more. Hopefully one day it Will Change, but until then, we just have to get through it. If you haven't gotten even by now, I hope you do. it will never change the fact that it happened, but it sure feels a hell of a lot better. This was a very good poem, and I’m glad you wrote it. It probably doesn't feel like it, but I’m sure this poem helped you a lot.
    Jen (Report) Reply

  • Barbara Terry (12/18/2006 3:34:00 PM)

    Yes Amy, the abuser always gets a power rush when he rapes us, beats us, makes us think we are nothing but garbage to him. Hopefully one day things will change and we will have the power, the power to put the abuser in his place. One way to do that is to write about it. Another way is to find a way to get even. Remember Amy that women don't mad...we get even. This poem is very true. Thanks. Barbara (Report) Reply

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