Enoon Emdevol

Rookie (Trinidad and Tobago)

A Child From Tobago - Poem by Enoon Emdevol

A flower almost destroyed at an early age,
Through immense heart ache and pain
Now using poetry to help turn a page
It truly helps to keep me sane.
There is no intent to transfer the pain

My therapy a book
written by me
never thought I'd grasp that hook
Knowing that for me there was no glee
More about me no need to look
for in my book my truth shall be

A child scorned by the west indian hand
A tale of terror had no stand
As my people continued to be grand
Older, wiser and mentally better
caution, my words are truth to the letter
Denial to the truth does not flatter.

The story could have been different
if a few would have seen the apparent.

Poet's Notes about The Poem

Many in the caribbean are soaked in pride. People stood by as children were and still are being molested by prominent figures in their communities. A blind eye is turned to this. a homophobic society which believes that no one with intelligence would indulge in homophobic behavior giving allowance to rape and molestation of innocent children by priests, teachers and leaders presenting a facade of being mentors

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 2, 2013

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