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December 20, 2019

Ode to my Abusers.

Did you think that you could silence me?

You thought that you would silence me,
with cruel humor, tongue in cheek
but I used my tears to quench my thirst,
my lips no longer parched and dry; I speak.

You thought that you would silence me,
like a bully or a brazen thief,
I call you on your cowardice moves,
I hope you are somewhere hiding now, in utter disbelief.

You thought that you would silence me,
threats of poverty, rumours, blame,
Your tactics no longer work on me,
I refuse to share one morsel of your shame.

You thought that you would silence me,
I kept secrets as an adult and a child,
Now, I shout them from rooftops
until I am no longer the one defiled.

You thought that you would silence me,
with your warped truth and blatant lies,
You did—but still, I kept the evidence
of your deceptive and twisted mind.

You thought that you would silence me,
with those threats, that wrath of god,
You didn’t expect the angels to catch me,
and expose you naked, as a fraud.

You thought that you would silence me,
by calling my weakened sanity into question,
Or am I the victim of vile mind games and deceit?
Where you deserve the most dishonorable of mentions?

You thought that you would silence me,
keep that box of secrets, from pouring out on to the floor,
censoring, hiding, shielding—call them what you will.
I’ve taken every word I spoke to protect you and kicked them out the door.

You thought that you would silence me,
covering my mouth as you opened my thighs,
My body then frozen, and sinking into demise.
You must be as fearful now as I was then, that I survived your heinous crimes?

You thought that you would silence me,
raising voices, raging day through night.
Your tactics methodical and precise,
I stand here now unshaken, that must be quite a sight?

You thought that you could silence me
with tall tales and endless tries,
but I am not a slave to you or your sins.
The truth—it never lies.

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