clifford mate


The Ordeal - Poem by clifford mate

How I wish I was told,
How I wish I was old,
Then I would have been bold,
Bold enough to fight back,
Strong enough to chop his part.

I was only a child,
When he came into my room,
Pulled me out of bed,
His eyes were red,
His hands were rough,
His breath stinked like garbage pit,
I even wondered how does mummy cope up.

He tore my cloths of,
Odering me to lie down,
I tried to resist but he was too strong,
He parted my legs,
I felt great pain when he forced himself in,
My cries motivated him,
My pain was his joy,
I cried,
Fighting back I tried.

A man who is supposed to be my father,
A man who I respected,
Turned into a monster that day,
I wish I was older,
I wish I was stronger,
I would have killed him that day.

I woke up in a hospital bed,
The pain from my vagina made me wish I was
dead,
But I am strong,
I am stronger than he thinks,
I will get justice I thought.
My cries felt on deaf ears of a judge,
His corrupt mind saw me as a minor,
Defiled by a senior,
Yet leting him out back to society,
Berceuse he paid money,
Mummy said he will be hanged,
But I am still afraid of him.

Are all men like him?
Will I enjoy being an adult?
Will this pain in my heart go away?
Will I talk to men the way I used to?
Am I fit to be a mum in future?
God help me find answers to my questions,
Help me to try and forget that ordeal.

Topic(s) of this poem: hate


Comments about The Ordeal by clifford mate

  • Kate Lechoe (11/5/2015 5:43:00 AM)


    Cruel men who are not worth to be called dads or fathers. They have turned into animals who never reason. How can one do such a horrible thing to an innocent child? How i wish someone can help such innocent souls by punishing these kind of men. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (11/5/2015 12:54:00 AM)


    Appalling account of a terrible blow to an innocent child. What happened was extremely heartrending and barbaric. The questions raised in the poem will rankle the conscience of one and all alike for plausible answers. She has got to put aside what happened and forge her way into a bright and promising future as a brave and enlightened soul. Thanks a lot. (Report) Reply

  • Charity Nduhiu (11/5/2015 12:54:00 AM)


    I am so sorry Mate for the ordeal. I think some cancelling would help. Sorry indeed (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Poem Edited: Friday, May 20, 2016


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