Poetry/Short Stories

While you were sleeping!

I was robbed of my childhood

I was in a lion’s den

I was in a lion’s claws

While you were sleeping!

Devouring me; he was

Slowly killing me; he was

While you were sleeping!

I begged

I cried

I screamed

I tried

While you were sleeping!

I was trembling

I was scared

I was drowning

I was praying

While you were sleeping!

He laughed

He tore me apart

He ripped away a piece of me..

While you were sleeping!

By Susan McMillan

32 thoughts on “While you were sleeping!

    1. Thank you for your kind words Inese. Sadly they are. I speak out for children to be protected. For parents to be aware. I speak out as a voice for those that have walked a similar painful road. There’s hope beyond all the pain though.πŸ’ž. Thank-you again.

  1. Thank you for sharing this truth. It is such a relief when the body begins to find even a few words for what it knows. You are heard and I have a sense you know that sharing your words helps others to feel relief too. ❀️

  2. You are a wonderful strong lady Susan. This piece touched my heart and I could feel all the pain therein. I can only send you my love and blessings from so far. Hugs !!

    Much love,
    Chhaya πŸ™‚

    1. Chhaya my dear, thank you for your warm and kind words. Yes every word in that piece was written with a time travel back in that moment. But I am thankful that I can finally speak up, I can finally be, I can finally talk about something that affects many children who remain silent. I thank you for reading and listening to this voice of mine. Lots and lots of hugsπŸ’ž

      1. I deeply admire you for the strength which you have displayed Susan…it takes a lot of courage to come out and speak about such dark phases of our lives. More power to you darling !

        Much love and hugs !!
        Chhaya πŸ’“

    1. “While you were sleeping”…Is the biggest emphasis in this specific piece. Awareness of what goes on or perhaps what may go on. Thank-you so much for your kind words πŸ’ž

  3. Your frustration really comes through. It’s the kind of writing that is so honest, it pains you to read it. I’m glad you’ve found strength to share it. Stay strong.

    1. Thank-you Carly. Speaking out mostly through writing had helped me heal. I started my journey 6 years ago when I was finally breaking down. I realized I needed help. I did get it through amazing people and my best friend ( my husband). I can now speak out and it’s freeing. Thank-you Carly for your kindness πŸ’ž

      1. I am so glad that writing has helped you Susan. it is helping me too. Glad also that you have a wonderful husband/best friend to help you in the healing process πŸ™‚ Sending you my love.x

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