Poem: Broken Soul

Victhur Ihuka February 23, 2015

black woman crying

Physical, emotional, and psychological abuse is dominant in some
relationships these days, and women are mostly on the receiving end of
this menace. This piece was inspired by the story of a friend who was
abused to death. If you notice any signs of abuse in your
relationship, don’t bottle it up. Speak up!

A dark shade of pain is reflected in her eyes as she
fights to hold back tears.
She tries so hard to figure out
why she had to put up with it all these years.
Her Innocence gone, just snuffed out.

She struggles to deal with it and be free someday.
She tries to tell someone but no one believes her
Just another young girl seeking some attention
through lies.
She had even considered suicide, but she won’t  go
out that way.

Still at the time she thought, “Well maybe if he can’t find me, he just
won’t rape me today.”

Perfect smile.
Shattered spirit.
Broken soul.

She lives in this situation that she just can’t control.
No matter how hard she tries, she’s alone.

Things get worse and he beats her more.

Her self-worth elopes when he comes
through that door.

Fed up and full of hope she tried to fight back.
He pulled out a knife, all she saw was pitch black.
Finally out of her misery and out of her pain.
He ultimately put her in such a place that she can’t even

Each day, she tried so hard to tell someone
But no one ever believed her cries.
Just maybe if someone had listened…this
young girl would still be alive.

Last Edited by:Abena Agyeman-Fisher Updated: March 25, 2016


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