Soul Rape-Aurora Phoenix/Insights From Inside

naked and shackled

she is penned to the page


she clutches tattered

vestiges of dignity


she fails to cover herself

or fend off

the vicious stripping

of her privacy


with each heinous

thrust of pointed nibs

they anoint themselves

absolved of depravity

in her proclaimed guilt


“Isn’t it true

you were wearing

your naivete

cut down to there?”

they berate her

in rhythmic assaults


“we know you

strutted around in

your belief

in human goodness”

they pound into her

bruised and battered


“we have pictures

of your giving nature

skin-tight, slit

to the moon”

they leer, animalistic

hiss and sneer


“we have witnesses

who will testify

you trusted

much too loosely


they exhaust themselves

emptying poison

into her limp vessel


as with all

who become their prey

she falls silent

convinced any fight

provokes further violations


she closes her mind

shutters shattered psyche

while they chuckle

grin in self-congratulation

wiping themselves off

after the rape

of her soul

I spent over 2 decades as a clinical psychologist, as well as mother and partner. My world was decimated when I was suddenly incarcerated 2 and a half years ago. My writing was born in that caged existence – not a choice but a soul-saving necessity.  I write as Aurora Phoenix at Insights from “Inside”

17 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Whisper and the Roar and commented:

    Aurora Phoenix/Secret First Draft

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    1. Thank you Christine!


  2. Oh my gosh, this is amazing. It brought me to my heart’s knees. So much heart breaking truth.

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    1. Thank you. It definitely came from deep places

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      1. I’m sure!
        Tragic and oh so resonant. ❤

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      2. Unfortunately probably resonates with many

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      3. Indeed! Such a profound part of the tragedy.

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      1. oldepunk says:

        My pleasure my friend 😊


  3. Thank you. This one has been beating to be released from my head for a while

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  4. Aurora- this is incredibly powerful and vulnerable. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Incredibly emotion evoking.. ❤

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate it

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