Friday, January 06, 2006

Too Late

You buried me deep beneath the earth
With it you took my heart & my soul
You stole my childhood
And the innocence that went with it
You tore away at my self-esteem & trust
And dumped them along side me in that hole.

The one thing you did not take was my conscience
You feed into that guilt and shame
With your sick little games
With each kick of the dirt
I lived the lie you forced me to believe.

At night, the dark child came out of hiding
She was all that you wanted her to be
Then shove her back in that black hole
Till you needed her again.

During the day, the child was quiet & shy
Fear was driven by your evil fist
Each day like the last
We pretend that nothing happened
Nothing was ever good enough

I’ve waited all my life to hear you say you were sorry
I just needed to know why? Couldn’t you just tell me why?
Did you really think you could keep me silent forever?
Now it’s too late...It doesn’t really matter
It never really mattered.

~~Tina~~ 1/6/06


Blogger Tracy said...

Tina, I'm happy to know that you've been able to carry on. You too, are an inspiration to others. Your poetry breaks my heart. I'll keep you in my prayers. If you'd ever like to talk, you can e-mail me at

January 12, 2006  
Blogger dino said...

I am so moved by the intensity of the poems. Left me breathless.

January 13, 2006  
Blogger Jeff Pioquinto,SJ said...

WOW. so profound.

January 19, 2006  

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