Unhealed Wounds

Unhealed Wounds

She saw herself 
again as a child
and wept
the same tears
The horror
of that day 
Carved in the mind
Deep, open wounds
that will never heal
Still Haunting 
Residing within her 
like a parasite
Eating away at her core
Her so called surprise gift
was that of domestic
sexual abuse
from someone trusted
A father figure
A family member
A manipulator
A maniac
A thief
who stole her life
Robbed her of dignity 
Demanding her silence
Here at this very place

Christine Bolton - Poetry for Healing ©

In response to Sadje’s What do you See photo challenge
Word  Prompts
Domestic - RDP
Maniac - FOWC 
A word beginning with CH - Stream of Consciousness Saturday

  20 comments for “Unhealed Wounds

  1. May 25, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Ouch. That stung! Superbly crafted.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 25, 2020 at 9:14 am

      Thanks so much Chris ☺️

  2. May 24, 2020 at 8:29 am

    This is so heart wrenching, Christine! Deep and sensitive. ❤️

    • Christine Bolton
      May 24, 2020 at 10:01 am

      Thank you so much my dear Punam 🥰

      • May 24, 2020 at 2:24 pm

        My pleasure dear. 🙂

  3. May 23, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    This hits right to the heart. A very serious issue, addressed delicately.
    Thanks for being a part of the challenge.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 23, 2020 at 7:07 pm

      Sure thing Sadje 🙂 Thanks so much 💕

      • May 23, 2020 at 7:20 pm


  4. May 23, 2020 at 1:32 pm

    Oh dear Christine…this speaks of the heartbreaking truth about victims of abuse and violence. And you spoke so clearly of the saddest of all sad; victims perpetrators are the suppose to be the ones who will protect them; victims live along with the devil..

    • Christine Bolton
      May 23, 2020 at 7:12 pm

      Thanks Mitch. Sadly they do live with the devil don’t they? I just wanted to throw light on the darkness that can stay with a person for a lifetime. I hope it helped in some small way 😢❤️

      • May 23, 2020 at 10:37 pm

        Awareness like this helps a lot Christine…😊

      • Christine Bolton
        May 23, 2020 at 11:31 pm

        Thank you Mich 🥰

  5. May 23, 2020 at 1:18 pm

    Well observed.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 24, 2020 at 12:13 pm

      Thanks so much 🙂💕

  6. May 23, 2020 at 12:59 pm

    Sensitively and expertly done, Christine.

    • Christine Bolton
      May 23, 2020 at 1:03 pm

      Thank you! I should have written a disclaimer though. I was not the victim thankfully.

      • May 23, 2020 at 1:07 pm

        It’s a blessing you weren’t. You have good empathy to be able to write it.

      • Christine Bolton
        May 23, 2020 at 7:13 pm

        Thank you Lisa. I do always try.

      • May 24, 2020 at 12:51 am

        This is so deep and raw Christine

      • Christine Bolton
        May 24, 2020 at 9:06 am

        Thanks Jude. I appreciate it ☺️

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