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Secrets kept oftentimes are because of love - being afraid that someone else will have to pay if you tell, and willing to sacrifice to save the one you love...

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Cathy
i liked this poem because it reminded me of my past
JESSICA
I LUV THIS POEM I FEEL SO BAD FOR WUT HAPPENED BUT JUSS KEEP YUR HEAD UP XOXOXO JESSICA
toni
i know exactly how you feel,this poem is very powerful. good on you for having the guts to speak up,not only for yourself but for the rest of us,keep it coming. excellent.
beth
i really loved this poem. I know exactly how you feel as i have been in that situation.

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Betrayal In The Dark

Alone in the darkness,
And so afraid -
Never knowing
The plans you've made;
Often you betray
My loving mother,
When my body,
Yours does smother.
Afraid to tell her
You've threatened me -
Life without Mama,
I'm afraid will be.
How much longer
Will this go on?
With that evil grin,
You call me Hon.
Mom seems happy
That you're our dad;
But what you do
Makes me so mad.
When I'm older
I'll make you pay
For those crimes
You commit today.

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More Visitor Comments (from the Voting form)

kaylie
I really love this poem i can relate to it
kristine
WHEN I READ BETRAYAL IN THE DARK I CRYED CAUSE WHOSE WERE MY THOUGHTS 10 YRS AGO.
Allison
I think the poem is great and it gives anyone who has never had the misfortune to be in a situation like this. This poem made me remember everything that happened when i was 4! Everything that i have tried so hard to forget but have finally come to terms with. Keep writing your poems are wonderful.
clara
this poems touch my heart because i understand the pain this author feels it is nice to know that you are not alone in feeling this type of pain thank you for your poems
Rian
this poem has really touched me because i have a family member who kind of went through that same thing
Seth
This poem is so beautiful, you capture it all perfectly. Until three days ago I was being raped and abused by my step-father on a daily basis. Thank you so much!
TANILLA
THAT POEM WAS ONE OF THE BEST I HAVE EVER HEARD PAULINE YOU KEEP THOSE POEMS COMING NEVER EVER EVER LOSE THAT POET INSIDE OF YOU
Diana
I can't relate to this peom but I think that this is a very good peom and the peom really pulled on my heart.
Adrian
I really loved this poem because this reminded me of what happened to me when I was younger. I hope that u write more.
THERESA
ive been through every thing it says in that poem so the poem was wrote very well. i hope more people vote on it. thank u.
Laura
I was deeply touched by this poem with my mother as a single mother i'm sometimes afraid that if she were to marry someday that something like this might happen to me! but i hope that it never will but as i was reading this poem i felt everything you mentioned as it were happening to me. It was also an eye-opener that the world isn't as safe as it seems keep up the good poems.
AJ
There is so much anger so much feeling i love it good work.
Melody
This poem really touches any person that this has happened to. For me it just brings back memories I'd like to forget but never will. I left my night tme nightmare, and I never looked back. It is hard to feel the way this kind of abuse makes you feel. What doesn't kill you makes you stronger.
Sarah
This poem touched my heart. Every dad who does this to their wife and child, should take a few moments and read over it so it can help them later on in life to never do it again because it may not hurt for you but it will hurt for them. So think about it. -Sarah
elizabeth
i understand im going through the same thing.
Stephanie
This poem was so desperately and painfully beautiful. I know I have no real reason to say I relate with the woman in the poem (whether the character is the author, I'm not sure, but I do suspect), but i have gone through something distantly similar, and this poem brought me nearly to tears. Realising that this is one of the very best poems I've read here, one of the most moving, I know this was written so deeply. the emotions are virtually transported into me through the beautiful craftworkings of these words. Beauty.
Tabitha
This was a great poem that touched because i was molested by my granfather and I let him have this poem.
monica
i loved this poem it made me cried itr was so full of emotion
Lise
This might have been me. It is deeply moving and describes perfectly how i have always felt. Kudos to you for putting my thoughts into words. Keep writing, I would be more than happy to keep reading.
sarah
What can I say! I know where your coming from and the heartache your words bring, but also a strength too. Thankyou!
Amber
I relate to this poem very much. My father molested me when I was four years old and my little brother was one. That experience had killed me a little bit each day until I finally realized it was not my fault. I was just a kid. SURVIVORS HAVE A VOICE!
gem
Dearest Pauline, tears, yesterdays memories . sad how life gives each person a different situation to overcome, put pen to paper girl your great. bye gemma
rachael
this poem touched me bcoz it reminds me of my childhood.
subrina
i liked it i dont like my parents either!
Jodi
I THOUGHT THIS IS A GOOD POEM BECAUSE YOU CAME OUT AND LET YOUR FELLINGS OUT MORE POWER TO YOU
Lenea
I don't know if this poem is true, but if so I just want to say that I understand your pain. I myself was not a victim but my own father sexually abused both of my brothers and many other boys for many years before anyone came forward. My father is in prison now and will be for many years. Thwnk you for your voice. God Bless!
freakychik77
hey man i can relate to everything said in the poem. thanx for writing this poem im sure it helps alot of people who have this problem.
emily
This poems is touching. It brought tears to my eyes. It scares me to death that anyone has to deal with the pain. Keep writing ur a great poet
Jade
I love this poem! and i'm sorry for what you have to go throw.
John
I'm sorry if this was from personal experience. My girlfriend (who's no more. God bless her soul) was sexually abused when she was young too. I felt a tightness in my chest when I read this poem. Thank you for a wonderful poem.
panda
YOUR POEM TOUCHED MY HEART IN MORE WAYS THAN ONE. I KNOW HOW YOU FEEL, I HOPE YOUR LIFE IS HAPPIER FOR AFTER 15 YEARS MINE IS NOW TOO. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR TOUCHING MY SOUL.
jenny
This was a really good poem I know people that went threw the same thing and the way you described it is the way they felt. I hope that you are strong and h ave over came it. Keep on writting it helps alot.
Leah
oh my god, i can relate to this poem so much, its almost like you wrote it for me
Brownsuga
I don't know what to say about your poem, but rest assured, I felt it to the very core. Although it was sad, it was good
ender
hey, im really sorry if this is from personal experiance. i like it a lot. keep goin

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