Monday, December 16, 2013

First Collection of Poems - Excited!

Written by: Fenna Vlekke.

In January a small collection of my poems will be published by the foundation Stichting Vrienden Podium Boxtel. The collection will be about my healing journey regarding partner rape. When it's published, I will make it available on the internet. Half of the poems will be in English, the other half will be in Dutch. The collection will be distributed amongst donators of the foundation. I will also receive around 130 copies myself to do with as I see fit. I've not decided how I'm going to distribute my own copies yet. I'm thrilled they've chosen me for this project! I'd like to share one of the poems in this blog article. It's called Betrayal

*trigger warning*


Behind this smile
hides a frightened girl
who tries to run away
but her body resists
it doesn’t move at all
now she’s forced to stay

When she looks at him
with her big brown eyes
she knows from deep within
there’s nothing she can really do
there’s no way she can win

Behind this smile
hides an angry girl
who tries to scream out loud
but her voice resists
there’s no sound at all
it’s like she’s not allowed

When he looks at her
with his big blue eyes
she knows from deep within
that he can do anything he wants
there’s just no way to win

Please body, please
just help me disappear
why do you keep betraying me?
I don’t want to be here

Please body, please
how can I ever be fine?
you’re supposed to help me
but are you even mine?

© 2012 Fenna Vlekke

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