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As the BBC have been airing ‘Three Girls’, and with the recent arrests in Oxfordshire this is a good time to publish this.
Poem written in June 2014 after a house was raided as part of Operation Kingfisher in Oxfordshire.
Who needs a telly in a town like this? When
gossip travels faster than a little girls wish. As it happens,
this news wasn’t something I could miss as the Police vans
pulled up across the road from where I live, where crimes had been
committed that you could not dismiss. Little girls violated,
manipulated – raped, convinced by their captors they
didn’t wanna escape. They loved them, made them feel
special understood them in a way – that their family never
could and conditioned them to wanna stay –
They fill them up with alcohol, weed and crack cocaine
before renting them out to low lives –
always happy to pay –
Little girls of 13 – 14, 15, 16 twelve.
How can you consent to something you don’t
understand? That takes you from
teddy bears onto the witness stand – from cartoons and
dress up dolls and holding your mums hand, to drugs and
prostitution. Little girls exploited –
Into a twisted promised land.
Little girls of 13 – 14, 15, 16 twelve.
I hope that now they’ve got them, these excuses for
human beings, I hope they throw the key away and they are
haunted in their dreams by the faces of the little girls –
whose childhood they stole away and I hope a guilt
erupts in them and drives them all insane – because damaged
little girls are left behind to relive the pain,
and to relive a nightmare – that will never go away.
Little girls of 13 – 14, 15, 16, twelve.
I hope they know it wasn’t their fault.
©Michele Mcdonnell 2014. AKA Cosmic Rainbow Poet
Child Sexual Exploitation is the sexual abuse of any young person aged under 18 and can affect any child,anywhere, at anytime. Children often don’t understand that they are being abused, and may believe they are in a loving relationship with the perpetrator.
The Words & Poems of a confused mind. All Poems & Words written by Cosmic Rainbow (Michele Mcdonnell) https://www.facebook.com/cosmicrainbow1969/
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