Rape: A Living Nightmare Poem by Rose Marie Juan-austin

Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines

Rape: A Living Nightmare

Rating: 5.0


He penetrated my body
With utmost force
Pulled, squashed and twisted
Tortured and battered.

I resisted with equal force
Fought with painted claws
Shouted for help
At the top of my voice.

I tried with all the might
To lift the weight
Kicked the core of the manhood
But to no avail.

My strength drained
Thigh fell away
Dignity, honor
And womanhood violated
Body succumbed
To his power and control.

He seeded me
With a nightmare
He follows me everywhere
His existence
The living testimony
Of an evil.

Inundated with thoughts
To get rid of this nightmare
But conscience dictates
There is life
Who is dying to see the light.

I delivered him
Into my uncertain world
But when I look at him
It pains my heart
I could not bear to hold him
He reminded me
Of that awful night.

I want to be freed
Of this nightmare
Spread my wings
Soar the world
And taste every morning
For which a wonderful
Future beckons.

I kept wrestling
With my feelings
With him around
It might be wonderful
But it is so painful.

I voluntarily relinquished
My absolute rights over him
To someone who really cares
And loves him
Unconditionally.


Copyright 2017, Rose Marie Juan- Austin, All Rights Reserved

Saturday, November 11, 2017
Topic(s) of this poem: adoption
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Edward Kofi Louis 06 March 2018

He seeded me with a nightmare! ! ! Thanks for sharing.

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A great comment, Edward. Much appreciated.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 10 February 2018

I call it a poignant poem of specific social issue may times go unidentified, unnoticed! Your poetic soul has been transported to an inaccessible area...you have beautifully expressed the dismal situation of an oppressed self so feeble to obstruct...what a struggle? what an attempt to escape? ? ? ...a dreadful scene.....You poem title 'nightmare' is justified and appreciated! ..10

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Rose Marie Juan-austin 15 February 2018

A very fascinating and in depth review of this piece, Dr. Dillip. A million thanks.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 11 November 2017

Strength is drained due to effect of nightmare. This is an amazing poem so wisely penned. Although painful this is wonderful. Nightmare is brilliantly presented in this poem. An amazing sharing is done here really...10

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Nabakishore Dash 08 December 2021

Nonconsensual act.High deplorable by any standard.Great crafting with an imagery.

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Nabakishore Dash 08 December 2021

A detailed description of rape with exact wording and feeling.Thank you Madam for your writing acumen against such a social even.some times I feel what pleasure is received by a rapist with such forceful and

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Robert Murray Smith 14 September 2021

This poem lives the nightmare that women face. Very powerful.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 14 September 2021

He penetrated my body With utmost force Pulled, squashed and twisted Tortured and battered.....powerful articulation against heinous crime!

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Varsha M 23 January 2021

Your poem is painful. Its difficult to even imagine. For one time pleasure a lifetime burden for someone. The trauma is really unimaginable

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Rose Marie Juan-austin

Laoag City, Philippines
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