Mandi Ducroq

Rookie (9 April 1974 / Cape Town)

Five - Poem by Mandi Ducroq

Only five, a baby girl
My innocence gone
My heart stood still

What did I do?
What have you done?
Grey clouds replace the beautiful sun

I trusted you and called you dad
What did I do that was so bad?

You called me your princess
You lied all along
Do you know it was incest
Do you know you were wrong

Now I remember
Now I understand
I will not surrender
I wont take your hand

How could you do that?
I was just five
I will fight, I will win
I am going to survive
Just remember, I'm no longer five


Comments about Five by Mandi Ducroq

  • (4/13/2008 6:32:00 AM)

    Wow, this brought tears to my eyes, such a talented poet. (Report)Reply

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  • (4/19/2007 3:11:00 PM)

    you have no idea how much i understand diz poem! ! ! ! !
    so real to me, too real... im crying...
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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011


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