Cowering In The Corner

by hayley williams   Jan 24, 2005

Cowering in the corner
Back against the wall
She slides to the floor
To save herself the fall

Tears stream down her face
He had did it yet again
Memories haunt her mind
Pain takes over her brain

12 years old, already broken
Trapped in a world of violence
No one ever hears her screams
So she learnt to live in silence

So much blood now shed
So many scars mark the pain
Evil words forever said
As he rapes her body yet again

Her innocence has been stolen
Her body will never heal
Inside she feels so totally numb
Emotions she cannot feel

Her mother left years ago
Her father was her abuser
He was always beating on her
Just another drunken loser

Somebody so young inside
Having to deal with so much
No one there to save her soul
Or save her body from his touch

Even now eight years later
He is in my room every night
Waiting for me in my sleep
Making me relive the fright

The scars will never fade away
The damage is just too deep
I am too afraid to stay awake
But much to scared to sleep

A child now forever trapped
In a world of constant fear
Even though he left years ago
I still feel his presence here

I will never escape from this
The ever lasting damage is done
I cannot fight this any longer
In the end my father has won


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  • 14 years ago

    by sarah

    Wow! this is reli gdd!! very touching and emotional!

  • 14 years ago

    by Christie

    Wow. such a sad, poignant poem. congrats, a lot of emotion here. I hope this isn't true. =( my favourite stanza:

    "The scars will never fade away
    The damage is just too deep
    I am too afraid to stay awake
    But much to scared to sleep "

    ^^ GREAT flow, touching words, and leaves me thinking.

    Great job, 5/5

  • 15 years ago

    by Lisa

    Wow Hayle its been so a long time since I have read your poems...i've been away for quite some time lol.....Lisa Reed also known as lol. I think you definetly have not lost your touch for've definetly gotten better.......excellent poem.

    Take care, Lis

  • 15 years ago

    by MutedHummingbird

    Wow , your poem is really good, excellent infact. The poem has a big impact on all that reads it including me although quite upsetting. You are an amazing poet :). Good work xx

  • 15 years ago

    by Danielle

    Wow Hayley... It's yet another emotional one... I know what this girl goes through, so everything you write just touches me... It's amazing. Your a good writer Hayley... Keep it up...!!

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