Faraj Nyandiko

Rookie - 32 Points (7th November)

Betrayal - Poem by Faraj Nyandiko

I left and never missed home,
Anger forced me to be all alone
In a desert brimful of pain.

I cried a lake full
And even wished I would die
This young and youthful,
Or never had been born.

Every time I wondered why
He had to make me cry
Without feeling shy.

I wished she would be near
To witness how her half
Betrays her innocent I,
Lovely sweet mama.

Topic(s) of this poem: betrayal

Poet's Notes about The Poem

I read a story of of a girl from a local newspaper revealing how her father raped her on several occasions few years after her mother had passed away leaving her with haunting memories of how life could be unfair at times.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, April 23, 2015

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