Thursday, June 2, 2011

Survivor by Alpana (Artwork by Babis)

Alpana Jaiswal

There is a reflection of pain in her eyes, as she fights back tears
Trying to figure out why she has put up with it all of these years

Innocence is no longer there
Just taken away
Struggling to deal with it, thinking to be free someday
Tries to tell someone but no one believes her cries 
Just another young girl getting some attention through lies

Sitting alone under the night sky so black
Nobody knows what she's holding back
Looking up at the stars so high
Sometimes she wishes she could melt into the sky

Out of her eye drops a single tear
As she realizes she has to face her worst fear
Hidden from view her silent tears flow freely

This horrible pain has gone on far too long
She tries to forget as she hums her own little song
She blocks out the sound with hands on her ears 
She closes her eyes and tries to forget her fears
The screams are getting louder and louder
Soon it will be time and she can stand it no longer

He holds her close
His voice so soft
His tempting, careful praise
Promises, promptings, guidance
So He could have his ways
Ignoring her naivety
Blind to her trusting eyes
Devouring her
Leaving wounds which no one can see

Filled with confusion
Torment and undeserved shame
Her child hood stolen

Why does she feel ashamed?

Where does this stop
What kind of a world 
What kind of place
She can't control what happened to her

The Pain 
The Hurt
The Anger
Will it all leave her one day…..

Co-Written by Jessica Brant

Read more from Alpana Jaiswal HERE
See more of Babis Kiliaris HERE


melissa said...

you definitely are very creative fher... i would've posted another artwork... was trying to figure out how come this artwork of babis... and i think i also need to reflect on his work as much as i did with alpana's poetry... very beautiful :)

Motifs said...

I am honored..the art work gives my poem a new meaning,all together..I am deeply touched,and will always be grateful to you..

FAYE said...

I love this one. I think I can relate with this poem. Very nice =)

POET DESH said...

Both the poem and the artwork are very touching, almost haunting! really, only this painting could go with Alpana's pathos!
-Poet Desh