Becky Ginn

Rookie (19/03/91 / Salford)

Abused! ! - Poem by Becky Ginn

I shut my eyes and open my mind
And let the folded memories unwind
A past so real it needs no spark
To let it come rushing out of the dark

I remember a time when I used to cry
A time when I thought the world was a lie
I remember a time when I lived in denial
A time when I didn't know how to smile

I remember a man who made me scream
During every night and every dream
I remember the man who held me down
In a sea of tears he let me drown


I remember that man is now behind bars
A place where he can't see the stars
I remember a day when the future was dim
But in that sea of tears I learned to swim

I remember that I see the world as true
I can smile at everyone and I do
I remember how I climbed out of the mud
How I beat the assault and cleared the blood

I shut my eyes and open my mind
And let the folded memories rewind
The candle of my past burnt to a spark
My past has now drifted into the dark

Comments about Abused! ! by Becky Ginn

  • Silver Star - 3,221 Points Cynthia Buhain-baello (9/14/2015 9:47:00 PM)

    Very vivid and profoundly touching poem, excellently written. (Report) Reply

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  • Bronze Star - 2,612 Points Elena Sandu (9/14/2015 9:29:00 PM)

    One of the best poems that I ever read, You can sit so comfortable on top, between the best writers of our world! Well composed this poem has sweet musical flow, touched the heart, created tears by showing unbearable pain and suffering, yet it ends positive with hope and happiness. Excellent pen, thank you for sharing! Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,808 Points Brian Stafford (9/14/2015 4:27:00 PM)

    Excellent, well written and moving, congrats on poem and getting poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 12,701 Points Liza Sud Russia (9/14/2015 3:54:00 PM)

    Very deep and full of light poem! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,074 Points Kim Barney (9/14/2015 2:42:00 PM)

    Very well done. A message of hope and encouragement for others who have endured similar trials. Thanks for sharing and congratulations on having it chosen as poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,582 Points Howard 'the motivational poet' Simon (9/14/2015 11:57:00 AM)

    Wounded yet washed in the water of wisdom! Well done my friend. Congrats for being chosen for poem of the day. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,979 Points Kay Staley (9/14/2015 9:44:00 AM)

    Very beautiful story. Simple rhyme scheme and language, with an asymmetrical flow. It is very relatable to the average reader who has things in the past that have scared them and made them into someone else who has risen out of the mud. I mostly appreciate the rhyme. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,728 Points Seema Jayaraman (9/14/2015 4:00:00 AM)

    My apologies for repeating the word powerful, but truly a powerful potrayal.. climbed out of the mud, How I beat the assault and cleared the blood (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,925 Points David Wood (9/14/2015 2:27:00 AM)

    A very powerfu inspirational and courageous poem. You won. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,412 Points Rahman Henry (9/14/2015 12:54:00 AM)

    ’’...I remember a day when the future was dim
    But in that sea of tears I learned to swim...’’

    A marvellous poem, in deed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Reya Anya (7/31/2007 4:58:00 AM)

    It's just really powerful (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nicole Lerch (11/26/2006 7:22:00 PM)

    omg i love this, i think this is your best yet! im jealous now lol (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Charlie Button (11/5/2006 5:16:00 PM)

    you have a real talent becky, this is something special. You are not afraid to expess yourself, and that in itself I hope you find healing. Lots of love
    Charlie. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Amy Kerswell (6/27/2006 11:28:00 AM)

    Wow this 1 courages poem.
    Wish i could be more like that (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Preeti - is here! (4/24/2006 4:13:00 AM)

    Kudos to u to have the courage to go thru soo much yet come out fighting!
    Very well written.... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mary Nagy (3/24/2006 11:05:00 AM)

    Very powerful Becky. You are so young yet have been through so much....I'm glad to see you posting again! I hope you get the same 'release' and cleansing I do from writing. Great job. Sincerely, Mary (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danielle Vance (3/23/2006 2:47:00 PM)

    this was such a great poem, it shows that no matter what, you can are a survivor (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Nick Percowycz (3/22/2006 5:44:00 PM)

    Whew! You were abused! But you showed us how to re-coop. This is a very good poem, Becky! A ten! ! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie aeda sea (3/22/2006 1:43:00 PM)

    thats great. the poem itself seems to unfold in the beginning and wrap itself back up in the end. awesome (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, March 23, 2006

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