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Echo Rhayne
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0 posted 12-27-1999 09:38 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Once upon a time, in a land so far away
a little girl once lived, but her happiness did not stay.
For only a month after her eigth birthday
she was raped, oh the clouds turned grey.

Not a word about this did this young girl speak
she kept it all inside, but something started to leak.
Like the twinkle in her eyes, that soon became weak.
Some form of happiness, was what she tried to seek.

She turned to the smoking, she turned to the beer
she wanted to scream, but knew no one would hear.
She wanted to cry, but nothing, not one tear...
No one could help her, no one was near.

A few years had past, she was nine months past ten
she went out for a walk and it happened again.
She thought she was over the last time and then
it happene once more, so she vowed to hate men.

She started to cut, she started to burn
her self respect is all she wanted to earn.
She tried to forget, her life she wanted to turn.
Was this the life lesson she was supposed to learn?

She blamed herself for thier actions, she blamed herself for her pain
she blamed herself for the destruction, she says made her insane.
And once again at age fourteen, she was waiting for a train
someone grabbed, raped and stabbed her, no more could she sustain.

She tried to run, she tried to hide, she tried to end her life.
She tried to find and easy way to help her end the strife.
Not caring who could love her, or even ask to be their wife.
She took the cowards way out and hid behind the knife.

Now it's been a year last weekend, nineteen-ninety-eight.
Four times now to evaluate.
She's still alive for that we can jubilate
but now for the rest of her life she'll wait...

'Cause she will always live in fear it will happen once more
and everything she's been through is locked behind her door.
I've given you all a key and you're probably wondering what for
it's to unlock all the secrets to see what she might pour!




 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

© Copyright 1999 Echo Rhayne - All Rights Reserved
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1 posted 12-27-1999 10:33 AM       View Profile for far and away   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for far and away

Very sad poem.  I hope that girl gets all the support and help she needs.
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2 posted 12-27-1999 10:42 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

The girl in your poem needs to get help. She is not to blame for any of this and counseling will help her understand. Sometimes the hardest thing in life is to stand up and shout "this is what happened to me"! In the poem, she seems to be of an age that can decide things for herself...she can decide to do nothing and live with the pain or to talk to someone...believe me that will be the best thing she could do. I wish her the best.............
Echo Rhayne
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3 posted 12-27-1999 11:05 AM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

PdV...Well, she is me, and I can tell you now no therapy has helped.  The only thing that has begun to help is my love and faith in Jesus, but sometimes like the past 2 weeks, I just lose the focus and slip away.  The best therapy for me I have found is just writing!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns.  But a place of torment because the light of God is gone.  To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~



[This message has been edited by Echo Rhayne (edited 12-27-1999).]
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 12-27-1999 11:13 AM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

Echo,
Just write, write and rewrite,
The answer is in your sight.
Your poem is very good and
You will be understood. Sy
Iloveit
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5 posted 12-27-1999 11:49 AM       View Profile for Iloveit   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Iloveit

echo, am glad you found here, am glad you found Jesus, and am glad you found writing...for me also, it has been my grip on sanity....big hugs
Betty Gravitt
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6 posted 12-27-1999 12:03 PM       View Profile for Betty Gravitt   Email Betty Gravitt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Betty Gravitt

Echo the poem is beautiful, but more important it is you that is beautiful. The inside you that you can write about. So write, and write, and keep writing. It helps. I know. I am here if you want a friend. Email me.

 B Gravitt


Echo Rhayne
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7 posted 12-27-1999 12:16 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Thanks to you all!  It's been a HARD LONG road my 18 years of life, but slowly I am getting a bit back to reality and sanity.  And many thanks go to all the wonderful poets/friends I have met and made here in Passions.  From poems that have spoken to me that will always be remembered, to friends I talk to all the time.  Iloveit...Thank you for the hugs, they are always needed =o)  and Betty, friends are always a blessing, thank you!


 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Nan
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8 posted 12-27-1999 01:38 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Echo - It wasn't a short trip to arrive where you are today, and it's not a short trip back to personal health; but you can do it.  You're healing a little bit every day.  Sometimes bad things happen to good people - Only God knows why... If writing helps - then write, and write some more.... whatever it takes... They can take your pride - but they can't take your thoughts.  Your mind is your own.  Concentrate a bit each day on making it well again.... God Bless...
Pepper
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You've expressed yourself beautifully here Echo.....it breaks my heart to see the road on which you've had to travel......The relationship that you have formed with God should be of great comfort to you now.....and your writing is a blessing to you and to us....I'm sending you big hugs and admiration for how far you've come.....

 A soul that writes from the heart and shares it, truly gives a gift extraordinaire!
Shannon


JOY 14
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10 posted 12-27-1999 03:23 PM       View Profile for JOY 14   Email JOY 14   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit JOY 14's Home Page   View IP for JOY 14

God bless you.  It's truly horrible what happened to you.  Keep living, keep writing, keep up that strife!

 JOY

Elizabeth Santos
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11 posted 12-27-1999 03:34 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Echo,
A great big warm hug and kisses from me
Love ya,
Liz
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12 posted 12-27-1999 03:35 PM       View Profile for Local Rebel   Email Local Rebel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Local Rebel

Conventional therapy is innefective most of the time with post traumatic stress disorder -- which is what one suffers after a violent crime.  A practitioner of EMDR -- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing could do quite a bit of healing.

A wonderfully crafted verse from a worthy heart!

 How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. -Marcus Aurelius
Beri
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13 posted 12-27-1999 04:49 PM       View Profile for Beri   Email Beri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Beri

Echo, within my 19 years I have heard and seen and experienced so much that nooone should ever have to, I can see that you have also.  I know it has been a long road so far for you and I would never tell you that your hard journey is over because those would be false hopes that people have given to me in the past.  But you seem to be a strong person.  And a beautiful one in that.  I know the feeling of slipping away at times...keep on writing, maybe for you that will help, I sure hope it does.  You deserve to always be able to understand yourself.  Bravo on your courage no matter how long it has taken you to build!  If you ever need a friend, you know Passions is here...and so am I.  Good luck.

 If you love something, set it free, if it comes back to you, its meant to be...

RainbowGirl
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14 posted 12-27-1999 05:11 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Echo: I knew as I was reading this that you were she, as probably did many others but sweetheart, love comes from within and yes, I do know a little of what you talk about but somehow against all the odds you're a nice person and a loving one, ok, so you may hate men and I can understand that but not all men are alike, some are kind and good just like the rest of the human race.

Bless you sweetheart, the cost must have been great to you to write this but I'm glad you did because talking, is the key that opens doors to ourselves..

Big HUGS

 Don't ask me where I'm going, just listen when I'm gone and far away you'll hear me singing softly to the dawn.

Echo Rhayne
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15 posted 12-27-1999 05:38 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Thank you all for your touching replies.  I do not have the time to give a proper response to them at the moment but will do so later.  I just wanted to say this...R.G, I know not all men are like that, cause I have the most wonderful boyfriend right now, but it takes a lot for me to trust anyone, especially men!

(more to come later)

 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

Martie
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16 posted 12-27-1999 05:43 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

I understand how you feel Echo.  Keep writing. To be able to say is a beginning.

 In the dew of little things,
the heart finds its morning
and is refreshed.
(ee cummings)
Nate Dogg
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17 posted 12-27-1999 06:54 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Very sad poem Echo, it's sad that some people carry this much pain with them. And you're right, writing poetry is very therapeutic. I know that it has helped me release my anger and emotions.

 Nathan
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18 posted 12-27-1999 06:54 PM       View Profile for Nate Dogg   Email Nate Dogg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nate Dogg's Home Page   View IP for Nate Dogg

Very sad poem Echo, it's sad that some people carry this much pain with them. And you're right, writing poetry is very therapeutic. I know that it has helped me release my anger and emotions. And it's obviously helped you too.

 Nathan
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19 posted 12-27-1999 08:31 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Echo -
Wonderful venting of feelings.
Lots said ... lots to be said.
E-mail me if you need
or want to talk further.
I care.
Love ~*Marge*~
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 ~*The pen of the poet never runs out of ink, as long as we breathe.*~
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20 posted 12-27-1999 08:45 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Hey ya Sweetie~  I'm really glad you vented this. You have come a very long way, even in the past months I've seen it! You're worth more than you could ever comprehend!
I can only imagine how hard it has been. Dealing with one is tough enough let alone what you've gone through. I know you've had a rough couple of weeks here and I've been praying for you and you know that. You know I'm always here when you need me Hon! We all slip backwards in our faith, you know I'm here for that too...keep writing...keep fightin...

Love ya.... ~hugs~

 <*\\\><
Where there is faith,
there is love.
Where there is love,
there is peace.
Where there is peace,
there is GOD.
Where there is GOD,
there is no need.

Hallmark


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21 posted 12-27-1999 08:45 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

I'm sorry that you have had to endure this, Echo. Very sorry. Once would have been too much. Keep writing, keep venting, keep seeking a closer walk with God. No matter the problem, the pain, the cross that we have to carry, He is the ultimate help. I will keep you in my prayers and you can certainly feel free to email me too if you just need to talk! Love ya!

 Denise


Echo Rhayne
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22 posted 12-27-1999 11:56 PM       View Profile for Echo Rhayne   Email Echo Rhayne   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Echo Rhayne

Thank you Nan, and yes writing helps, as does drawing and singing.  But sadly (to me) the thing that helps the most I can't do.  

Pepper...yes the relationship that I have formed with God has been a great comfort...but a lot of the times it just doesnt seem to be enough!  Thank you for your hugs!

Thanks Joy

Thanks Liz, I appreciate it greatly!

L.R....Worthy heart?  Mine??  I don't know!  

Beri...I have experience many of those false hopes as well.  Doesn't make things any better, just worse.   As for being strong?? Physically maybe, emotionally hardly.  Thank you for your kind words though!

R.G...I pretty much stated the gyst of what I would say earlier!

Martie...yeah a beginning, but a beginning to what??  More hurt, more memories, more pain etc.??  

N.D...Yes, a litte, I wish it helped more though

Thanks Marge, that means a lot!

Rebecca...Yes, I know you have been praying, and I really do appreciate it!  I appreciate all that you have done for me.  I couldn't haev asked for a greater friend then you have been!  Thank you!!!!  

Denise...Thank you denise, I appreciate the prayers and the invite to send emails!

Thank you all!
  

 ~*~ Hell is not a place of fire and a devil with a tail and horns. But a place of torment because the light of God is gone. To escape this, accept the blood of Jesus Christ! ~*~

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23 posted 12-28-1999 12:11 AM       View Profile for First__Knight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for First__Knight

Hard to believe that this has been here this long as I have missed it until now    My heart truly weeps at this poem...I feel so sad and feel so angry for not being able to do anything and knowing that it all happend.  I know it happened to you some of it long ago...and for me it just happened as I read it.  May you life find greener pastures and a calm streams in the Lord.  The Father does not promise to remove all our troubles in this life but he does say that he will be there for you during and after...and I know he walks with you...GOD BLESS you Echo. You have great courage in writing this

 I have learned that the pain of a lost love will fade, But the memory of having loved will last forever.

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24 posted 12-28-1999 07:59 AM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Echo,
     your poem has touched my heart. . . you have indeed suffered much, my friend. . . but know now that you have found a home here with us and shelter in the arms of God. . .

Let it all out Echo, write. . . let your voice pour out for in this way, your heart will find peace. . .and our angels. . .and His angels. . . will guide your steps and heal your soul. . .

Peace, my friend. . .

 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

 
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