The Quiet Rose (An #Inspirational #Poem about Overcoming Rape)

a rose

 

Dethorned, she had no voice.

The rape stripped it away.

She had nowhere to turn.

Yet she lived another day.

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She spent eight years trying.

She spent eight years dying.

Dethorned, she had no voice.

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One day, she found her voice.

It was weak, but present.

Dethorned, she found some strength.

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She nurtured herself, too.

And bit by bit, she grew.

She is not quiet now.

She sings loudly, with pride.

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She grew a strong backbone.

She does not have to hide.

She has suffered enough.

She dealt with it; it’s done.

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Re-thorned, she loves herself.

Re-thorned, her life’s begun.

ABOUT THE STRUGGLES I OVERCAME

This poem was originally published on Poetry Perfected. It is based on my true experience of being raped, and overcoming the issues I faced as a result.

Today, it gives me as much strength as the day I wrote it.

If YOU are struggling with similar issues, please read about my life’s journey and how I overcame the obstacles I had.

Also, read From Nope to Hope. This is a book I wrote.

You can learn all about it here and get it on sale here.

books of From NOPE to HOPE sitting on steps

Author: Lorraine Reguly

Lorraine Reguly, BA/BEd, is an author and an English teacher-turned-freelancer for hire who offers 4 different services on Wording Well: writing (including blogging and ghostwriting); editing; and mentoring. She also helps others become published authors! Check out her services and see what she can do for you to help you!

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