November 18th, 2017

Shaman - Horse

Poem - The Truth Waits

A 2013 article by The Atlantic stated that “One in three-to-four girls, and one in five-to-seven boys are sexually abused before they turn 18, an overwhelming incidence of which happens within the family. These statistics are well known among industry professionals, who are often quick to add, "and this is a notoriously under-reported crime."” My poem “The Truth Waits” is about this crippling, evil injustice.

The Truth Waits

The truth waits to be unearthed
buried deep beneath for sanity
if only this were the case
put to rest but not at peace
headstone with familiar names
put there by the family

a thousand million separate screams
anoint the time that passed between
trespass taken by their kin
deviants hidden in plain sight
spawned from home, across the land
looking normal to common man

now all are deaf by shame’s decree
the broken walk alone as aftermath
while the world turns away
how to put behind just bars
blood of self, so many souls
remove immoral from the house

a generation stripped from the world
this would be the outcome
if the tombs were unearthed
no longer resting, still not at peace
atrocities revealed at long last
if only this were the case.

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