Revenge for justice

Teicy Nyokabi
Posted October 23, 2019 from Kenya


The morning sky had been a beautiful shade of blue

giving no inkling that the evening would be so dreadful

And grey

Her shoes slipping along the sidewalk

Her clothes slopping wet

The wind

And rain plastering her long weave

Around her face

Her usually brisk walk home was today hardened and slow

Round the last corner she went

And a few metres away her house she saw

She yearned the warm feel of her bed

For a hot cup of tea

A steaming mug of coffee

But her journey was cut short

Her walk home interrupted

As a hand shoved her into a thicket on her left

And she landed on the cold wet and muddy ground

Pinned then trapped

She tried'ah break free but her captor was too strong

She tried'ah scream but her voice was gone

Tears streamed from her eyes

A cold shiver down her spine

Not due to the cold rather out of fear

Her clothes were ripped off her

And she tried to fight him off

her struggles being futile

In that cold night, her innocence was taken

Her well preserved purity tarnished

And just as he came he left

Left her in the dark, under the rain

All alone with her pain and cries

She gathered strength and made the last steps home

Outside her door her mother waited

A frown evident in her face

And when she saw her daughter's torn clothes

Her daughter's pained look

And the blood trickling down her daughter's legs

A loud shriek left her mouth

So loud that people gathered

And when some saw the poor girl,

They sympathised with her

Others sneered and jeered

Whispering all kinds of not so kind words

As if she had a doing with her saddening fate

Pain is all she felt

Hurt vulnerable

Worthless and dirty

Her sleep that night being a host for nightmares

And tears

But when morning came she made a decision

And on this day she plot her revenge for justice

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Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

Hello, Teichy,

Welcome to World Pulse! It is such a joy to know another voice is rising up from Kenya!

Your poem is well-written. It's a horrifying story of sexual violence. I am behind you in seeking justice, too.

Thank you for sharing this piece.

Please continue to write. I'm looking forward to reading your stories. Hope you form new connections with our sisters here.

Welcome again to our growing sisterhood! Have a great day.

Tarke Edith
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

Dear Nyokabi
You are welcome to world pulse.
Thanks for sharing your poem with us.
Love you sister

Anita Shrestha
Oct 23, 2019
Oct 23, 2019

Dear Tichy
Welcome in this FB. Very good sharing this amzing poem I haven't seen ever. Go a head and head

Oct 24, 2019
Oct 24, 2019

Hello Teicy, a truly beautiful and emotional poem. I hope it was healing to write that as you process this unfortunate event. Thank you for sharing. I hope you rise above this incident and show him you are strong and powerful. Keep on going. We are here with you.

Oct 24, 2019
Oct 24, 2019

Hello Teichy,
A big congratulations on your poem. You are an artist, a skillful one for that matter.
Your poem was very vivid and it potray the message beginning to the end.
Keep it up and I look forward to hearing more of your stories and poems. I hope you are doing well? Welcome once again

Oct 25, 2019
Oct 25, 2019

Welcome to World Pulse Teichy. This is very powerful poem... you write it seeking for justice.

Jill Langhus
Oct 25, 2019
Oct 25, 2019

Hi Teicy,

Welcome to World Pulse, dear! Thanks for sharing your powerful and artfully written poem. Is this poem about an event that happened to you, dear? If so, let us know how we can help.


Oct 26, 2019
Oct 26, 2019

Hi Teicy,
Wow! what a poem!! Does it make them more manly, i keep asking? But all i can see is cowardice. Teicy, let this experience bring out the best in you instead of destroying you. Be strong, that's the only time you can fight for yourself and others.

Thank Sis,
Chimdirimebere Okoro

Oct 27, 2019
Oct 27, 2019

Hello Teicy! You are welcome to worldpulse . Your poem is wonderful. Thanks you for sharing.

Beth Lacey
Oct 28, 2019
Oct 28, 2019

Welcome to World Pulse