Monday, October 29, 2007

That Room - by Batdina

I am a survivor of rabbinic sexual abuse. I wrote this poem with a certain room in mind, one where part of the abuse took place, and a certain time, a time when the abuse passed a certain threshold, the point of no return.

That Room
(c) (2007) by Batdina

Once you've entered that Room,
The one where you are helpless and
He is overwhelmingly strong
The one where you are vulnerable
and he tramples on your soul.

He tramples on your soul.

Once you've entered that Room,
Some fragile strand in your heart,
The last one holding on,

Snaps like a thread on a spider's web.

Once you've entered that Room
You are never the same.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for writing this. I am a rape survivor and can totally relate to what you are saying.

October 29, 2007 9:15 PM  

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