Stephanie Cage

Ribbons & Lace - Poem by Stephanie Cage

She wore her favorite frilly dress
And though this was not a house if ill repute
Her efforts still bear no fruit;
Her fragile fingers dig deep into the sheets
Her pillow scarred from marks left behind by her teeth
Her face shoved into the dirt of no mans land.
Fair tan twines bounding her hands
Her Stomach to the mattress
His back to God
Inside her mind she is praying for a police squad
To come save her
To come take her
From the devil who holds her captive
Whos raping her the only time shes allowed to be active
Because mom left her alone with a man she barely knew
He was a bad man she was blind too.
After all she is only 4
What more could she believe
In her world cats have 9lives, ghosts live in trees
&The sky turns colors because it changes its mind
Her happy place is interrupted from the burning of the twine
She cries out in pain, yet theres no one to hear her
No to be to her savior
Nobody is near her
To see the anguish in her face
The only thing on her side are the ribbons and lace
Wrapped around her tiny waistline
So even they had no choice
But to be ripped off of a baby with a too small voice
The loose curls in her hair are now
Knotted and dull
From the abuse she sustained
In between too thick walls
Her limbs have become weak, her heart broken into a million pieces
Her life forever shattered … until the day he deceases!
She was raped in her own bed like a sick twisted game
called“you only have yourself to blame”
Because in his eyes, she led him on
The way she twiddled her hair, playing “big girl salon”
The way she spun in her dress to the music in her head
Singing ring around the rosy, her sheets now stained with red
The pain inside her body has become too much to handle
Poor child is being ridden like the horse under the saddle
He is a sick bastard & her life is ruined
She now has deplorable memories of her room
She has had nightmares since the day that this took place
In that pretty little dress designed with
Ribbons & Lace

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Sunday, May 22, 2011

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