His voice was husky
With breath of whiskey
In his eyes he took me
I felt a shiver down my spine
He had the look of a swine
He thought he was a somebody

His hands on my body touching
My fists  tightly clenching
I wanted to retch
Mauling me like an animal
I was trying to be rational
As he pushed me against the ketch

The marina was poorly lit
And this deplorable wouldn’t quit
No one heard me shout
The weekend noise
Was covering my cries
I was being assaulted no doubt

He’s telling me I want it
I’ve been asking for it
As he viciously bit my lip
My knee jerks upward
And he just got suckered
Loosening his grip

My attacker once ruthless
Now bent over useless
Writhing in justified pain
I pushed him to the ground
Enjoying his whimpering sound
He won’t try this again

Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©

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  16 comments for “Assault

  1. October 22, 2018 at 2:42 pm

    You are a survivor, well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 3:19 pm

      I think many women have been in this situation. Thanks for reading 🙂

  2. October 20, 2018 at 10:32 am

    If only it could always be this way. A knee to the you know where parts. Well written and loved the ending!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2018 at 10:49 am

      Thanks Jordan. Yes, if only 🙂

  3. October 20, 2018 at 9:24 am

    I love this and great ending!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2018 at 10:50 am

      I think it resonates with most women. Thank you so much 🙂

  4. October 20, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Awesome! Keeping one’s wits around at such a time pays. Good post. Thanks for sharing

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2018 at 8:17 am

      Yes a reminder for everyone. Thanks Sadje 🙂

  5. October 19, 2018 at 11:59 pm

    He so totally deserved it! It was as if I could see it unfold before my eyes. Vividly worded.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 20, 2018 at 8:19 am

      Yes he did! Thanks Punam 🙂

      • October 20, 2018 at 8:45 am

        You are welcome Christine. 🙂

  6. October 19, 2018 at 9:40 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!! He’s lucky you didn’t drown his sorry azz!

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2018 at 10:03 pm

      Lol! 😀 that’s right!

  7. October 19, 2018 at 9:17 pm

    Wow. That was awesome. I did not expect the ending.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      Thanks Jae-lyn 🙂💕

      • October 19, 2018 at 9:21 pm

        You’re welcome. 😊💐💐

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