Silent Screams


Footsteps, thudding heart

Abated breath, silent pleas

Constant threats, hopelessness

And torture


Violated repeatedly

Society deaf to her cries

Suffer in silence, save the

Family name, save us the shame

Let him go free


Silent screams, bleeding heart

Aching pain, bleak future

Loneliness, unworthy to mingle

Echoes from within

Empty, soulless eyes

Stare aimlessly into space

Scarred for life.

© Amaka Paul 2016