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    Monday, 7 August 2017

    CHANGE WHAT IS TO COME - A Short Story About Rape (A MUST READ)




    It's strange how a few short seconds can lead you in a whole new direction,
    It alters how you think and act and see your own reflection.
    From a single moment on, my life was forever changed,
    Like everything I previously knew had suddenly been rearranged.
    No one will ever understand just how I felt that day,
    But deep within this poem I shall try to convey.

    CHANGE WHAT IS TO COME - A Short Story About Rape (A MUST READ)

    I cannot even begin to illustrate the repulsive person I once knew.
    I intend to simply express the horror that I went through.
    I was abruptly pinned against the wall of a hard, rough concrete stairwell,
    At almost midnight, in Lagos, where not a soul was likely to dwell.
    I was captured, far from family & friends, no possible way to escape.
    Wondering if I deserved it, if it was truly my fate.
    I tried to fly away, but my wings he had broke.
    I was like an innocent cow, that he used to prod and poke.
    My mind filled with confusion, and his filled with lust.
    He took another part of me with each and every thrust.
    Tears like elegant pearls gracefully danced down my face,
    I peered into his soul with a firm look of disgrace.
    His cold touch like a vacuum, sucking out the life in me.
    His ears were wide open, but he wouldn't hear my plea.
    Standing there in the night, so scared, so exposed.
    I was covered by a veil of darkness, like satin petals of a rose.
    The glowing moon looked down at me, peaking through a massive blanket of stars.
    I could touch it; it seemed so close, but it was really oh so far.
    Worse than at the doctor; he injected me with filth and dirt.
    His intention was deliberate; it was very clear and overt.
    It is a bit funny that a piece of scum is all he'll ever be,
    And the only thing that he accomplished doing in life is me.
    Sometimes late at night I simply can't fall sleep,
    Thinking about how my innocence is no longer mine to keep.
    What some can only imagine in their worst possible nightmare,
    Is my gruesome reality that can't be undone nor repaired.
    I may have the sweetest smile, glowing between my nose and chin.
    But only I know the truth about the deep secrets held within.
    I may have the prettiest eyes that have seen more than they should,
    And have cried more delicate tears than anyone else ever could.
    I may have the kindest heart, but that came with a cost.
    It has felt the worst of pains, and experienced the greatest loss.
    I cannot change the past, an event to which I succumbed.
    But I can focus on the present, and change what is to come.
    We are all so different, and yet so much the same.
    Everyone, in some way or another, will experience a kind of pain.
    Everybody has things they wish not to recall,
    Into each life some rain must fall.
    Scattered throughout our lives, like a friend that is one of a kind,
    Dreary days will steadily approach, bad memories trailing behind.
    Parents would keep silent and blame it on carelessness.
    Religion would blame it on indecent appearance
    The society would call it temptation.
    No one should feel that way.
    No one should cause that pain.
    For that pain lasts a lifetime.

    SAY NO TO RAPE!!!

    Maduabuchi Innocent Azubuko ©2017



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