For one brief moment

I saw that glimmer of hope

That comes with every sunrise


Is this the day

when I will no longer

hear the words that chastise?


Will this be the day

Someone comes for me

To lead me from the darkness


So I can be free

from this prison

of cruelty and starkness


Perhaps today you will forget

to lock the door of this room

so I might escape


Being your sex slave

has taken it toll

I can take no more brutal rape


Christine Bolton – Poetry for Healing ©


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  16 comments for “Enslaved

  1. October 21, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    There is much deep sorrow in your words, maybe this song runs with the sadness here.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 10:34 am

      A River of Sorrows …. yes Ivor this song goes with the poem. Thanks you for sharing

      • October 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

        Always my pleasure ☺️ 💛

  2. October 21, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    my heart breaks with every line

    • Christine Bolton
      October 22, 2018 at 10:35 am

      I keep reading about human trafficking in the news and it is heartbreaking Gina.

      • October 22, 2018 at 5:36 pm

        so much cruelty that humans inflict upon each other

  3. October 21, 2018 at 4:45 pm

    Oh! This is very powerful Christine. Such a sad truth.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 21, 2018 at 5:21 pm

      Yes it is Punam. Thank you for reading.

      • October 21, 2018 at 9:42 pm

        You are welcome dear.

  4. October 21, 2018 at 4:20 pm

    Tragic, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 21, 2018 at 5:22 pm

      It is a sad truth Sue. Heartbreaking 😢

      • October 21, 2018 at 6:06 pm

        It is. Another of thos e things that gets brushed under the carpet of public consciousness.

      • Christine Bolton
        October 22, 2018 at 10:36 am


  5. October 21, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Wow that is all I can say.

    • Christine Bolton
      October 21, 2018 at 4:17 pm

      Thanks Jae-lyn. You know they’re out there. Poor devils 😢

      • October 21, 2018 at 4:19 pm

        😭😭 Yes a sad truth

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