A Love Starved Innocence

A Love Starved Innocence

A Poem by Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows

The silent type, low-self esteem, nothing to feel pretty

She down degraded her self worth but wouldn't take pity

Alone in the world with no direction or path formed

No love to comfort to be truly accepted or body warmed



She thought her life of gentle love would never come true

Since the last abusive man always dipped into the brew

All her life she lived with the fear, the strength of men

Kneeling with hands formed together, prayed for healing..Amen



Charming, seductive approaching everything with perfection

A devil in sheep's clothing loving her with such affection

Accepting faults & making her love what she wanted to feel

He being the very impact on her life, she felt was ideal



Finally the time came where she felt safe with the devil

She embraced her heart with his, together on the same level

She could finally believe she was worth it to love life

To believe that one day enjoy the serenity of husband & wife






One hit, one shove, one I'm sorry it won't happen again

Only to make her realize this was his abusive domain

One excuse only to let it slide, she accepted his rage

Praying for a change to finally be out of her gilded cage



As years went on with bruises, cuts & shattered dreams

Her night in shining armor is not what he truly seems

To endure this rain of terror for even one more night

She couldn't stomach it & this would be a continued fight



Beatings hit hard that week & sorries were forever gone

Till that fateful cold winter night just around dawn

Feeling defeated & fearing for her god forsaken life

Disappoinments will not continue as she picks up a knife



Writing in a journal is all I can do to relieve the pain

For that fateful night will always be haunted in my brain

My dangerous & forbidden love I thought was all mine

Only to realize abuse gave me life in cell number nine

© 2013 Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows

Author's Note

Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows
Thank you to everyone who reviews this creation of mine! I humbly thank you for taking the time to read & review! You are reading a part of my soul! Poetry is my passion, it is part of who I am! I hope my poem can connect with your soul! So again...........

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I believe this poem can represent some reality as I am sure there are those who are in cells for simply fighting to survive. I have no pity for abusers and if I was on that jury she would have walked free. If someone breaks into your house to rob you and you kill them in the house it is okay, but if the person you life with abuses you in that same house and you kill them you go to jail. I was trying to say this out loud to see if it makes sense. but nope, another American tradition of not making sense for something that should be common sense.

The saddest part of the poem is that she is still suffering because of him. A good return write by you and I am glad you have returned to us my friend you were missed.

Posted 6 Years Ago

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A very sad and heart-wrenching poem about the loss of innocence.

Posted 4 Years Ago

This is an amazing poem, definitely from your soul. Truly enjoyed this although it is saddening as well. Beautiful wording :)

Posted 5 Years Ago

Oh I can so hear the music ;)

Posted 5 Years Ago

Really sorry to read this my friend... no one deserves to be treated like that, especially a woman... life just doesn't make sense sometimes... all we can do is hopefully learn from our misfortunes and maybe help others by sharing, our story... just like you did hear dear poet.

So hoping most especially that the invisible scars someday heal.



Posted 6 Years Ago

A terrible tragedy and the worst part
may have been the continued abuse.
Your story could be just that, a story
however there are many who have no
voice and your poem will speak for them
if not for you.
God Bless all who suffer this abuse.

----- Eagle Cruagh

Posted 6 Years Ago

This is awesome first of all to be able to tell a story in a rhyming cheme...awesome....and I love your style...

Posted 6 Years Ago

This poem is amazing. It's so sad and compelling. I can relate to this- not on the same level- but I know what it feels like to have some one walking all over you every day of your life, until one day, you decide not to let them defeat you.This is a brilliant write, and very cleverly written.

Posted 6 Years Ago

Wow so sad and Ilike how this was wriiten as a story. great write! ^^

Posted 6 Years Ago

This is so beautiful. I love it.

Posted 6 Years Ago

A powerful and sad story. Well done.
♥ Ta'Shandra

Posted 6 Years Ago

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Added on August 4, 2011
Last Updated on December 4, 2013


Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows
Silent Serenity also known as Raven Shadows

Ontario, Canada

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