Lyn Paul

Gold Star - 31,493 Points (17.03.1965 / Mt. Barker S.A)

The Victims - Poem by Lyn Paul

No one
Will ever know
The pain... you went through
We can say that we do
Yet we wouldn't have a clue
The torment
The insecurities
The punishment you had to bare
These cold hearted people
Are not worth a simple stare

No one
Can see
The strength you hide inside
Absolute amazement, How you held in there every lie
Anyone is..
No One
That knew what was going on
So many see... Yet think they see no wrong

Anyone who has seen...
Should be ashamed of who they are
Afraid for they will be caught,
The witness's were never far
So remember,
No one may see... Or did see in the past?
The future catches up... you must clear every last

Every last memory of what you were put through
The memories of you doing wrong
Yet you know this is untrue
So release this pain and know the guilt is not yours
The guilt belongs to the predator
The predator who seeks the rich and the poor

The number of the innocent abused In this way
Its unbearable to think as they live their every day
No One
Will ever know
Just how strong is your will to give
You have fought to survive
To protect those that need to live
The countdown of those being captured is burning bright
The release of your pain will help you sleep at night

You are stronger than the brightest light,
Every step you take
Will help future victims
See the light, when they wake

Copyright Reserved
Lyn Paul
August 2014

Topic(s) of this poem: abuse, hope, pain, survival

Poet's Notes about The Poem

For two strong people who have bonded for the same reason. One was born a star.. The other has grown into a star. Some Predators as we have recently seen were once labelled A Star.

Comments about The Victims by Lyn Paul

  • Unwritten Soul (8/25/2014 7:42:00 AM)

    This is amazing written poem from you Lyn, one of the most expressive poem from has its own spot light..all the great next poem waiting for you_Soul (Report) Reply

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  • Geetha Jayakumar (8/21/2014 2:13:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem Lyn. This poem reflects in different angles. Many powerful messages, this poem carries. Very true said, no one knows what you went through, only you know, those who know they tried to avoid to look into it. To be frank no one will come to help. We only have to sail our boat through toughest storm. There are many people who pass through the same storms, instead of giving one selves to storm, one show and lead other how to be stronger at the time of storms. One should not be a victim but a leader to guide others to sail smoothly through harsh realities of life.
    Poem with great Indepth meaning. I feel this poem is written just for me. Loved the way you presented it. Thanks for sharing with us Lyn.
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  • Neela Nath Das (8/16/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    A stupendous write! Very beautifully you expressed your compassion for the victims. (Report) Reply

  • Diane Hine (8/10/2014 7:25:00 PM)

    A wonderfully empowering poem for those who need it most. (Report) Reply

  • Hazel Durham (8/10/2014 2:58:00 PM)

    Your understanding of the terrible treatment of innocent people who were made to feel guilty about what their predators did to them, the suffering the victims went through was so shocking, you have beautifully written a poem full of hope for the victims!
    Thanks for sharing Lyn!
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  • Dee Corpolongo (8/10/2014 1:08:00 PM)

    Excellent poem, Lyn, about a very sad subject.. Very wise words are expressed in this poem, along
    with some understanding and compassion. Beautiful Lyn, thank you.
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  • Amitava Sur (8/10/2014 7:37:00 AM)

    A very well expressed poem where you said that a victim should not be discouraged for no fault of her / him. Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Valerie Dohren (8/9/2014 2:14:00 PM)

    All that glistens is not gold - we are so often hoodwinked into thinking that certain people are wonderful when, in fact, they are far from it. Well expressed in your poem Lyn, well done. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, August 7, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, August 5, 2016

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