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by Elizabeth Melton Parsons
Wednesday, June 28, 2006
Rated "PG13" by the Author.
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The monster hidden deep within the mind, jumping out at you, unbidden, and unwelcome. Hiding the pain and terror of sexual assault, hoping that in so doing, it will go away. Providing a safe place for the monster to live and use it's power to control your life. As it did to me for a long time. Being able to speak out about this heinous crime has allowed me to take back that control and the monster to lose it's grip on me.



Monsters spearing flesh to satisfy,

Abnormal obsession by.

Victimís pain and terror will be,

Deathís distraught intensity.


Sadistic intentions clear,

Destroying that held dear.

Claws ripping savagely,

Desperation seeks to flee.


Savage penetration deep,

The soul begins to weep.

Tearing flash of agony,

Torturous images to see.


Inner workings of the mind,

Hidden deep so not to find.

Evil lives within,

The mind a monsterís den.


Trembling terror to behold,

Leaping out at times untold.

Pounding heart, sweating brow,

Sanity will leave you now.


Out of Darkness
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Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/4/2007
Elizabeth, Richard Orey, author of "The Paradise of Revenge" referred me to your site and this poem. I'm glad he did because it defines explicitly the horror of rape. My book, "When Justice is Served" exemplifies the traumatic ramifications of rape on a young woman's life and how it effects every hope and dream that gave impetus to her life.

You've captured the life-devastation in your poem, and specifically, in the last line: "Sanity will leave you now".
Reviewed by Richard Orey 5/3/2007
A great write, Elizabeth. In 84 words you offer a glimpse into the total agony that victims of this terrible act live with.

AuthorsDen writer Jeanette Cooper uses 332 pages to unfold the story in her brilliant novel, "When Justice is Served."

I give it two treatments: In my posted story-poem "And Lead Us Not..." I suggest the mental suffering which flows from it. In my novel "The Paradise of Revenge," I spend 572 pages exploring in depth the trauma-generated psychosis of the primary victim, the emotional agony of the wife of the innocent but convicted rapist, and the tortuous life endured by the young son of the innocent rapist.

Rape is a horrendous crime with untoward personal and emotional ramifications.
Your closing line says it all: "Sanity will leave you now."

A brave and meaningful offering, Elizabeth.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 4/6/2007
Poignant and deep. Those images of horror that crop up from down below can really catch you off guard. I weep. Imagery great but painful. excellent poem. Liz
Reviewed by Nan Loyd 3/27/2007
It's been years and yet reading this, my heart still began to beat faster. Wow, it's always inside, isn't it, no matter how many years pass. Powerful words. I found peace and pray you do or did, too!
Reviewed by F William Broome 3/7/2007
Your graphic words sear the souls of decent and normal persons.
On behalf of MANkind, I apologize, saying sincerely to you,Sweet Lady, "I am so sorry." - Bill Broome
Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 3/6/2007
you did an awesome job of expressing the absolute horror of such a violent act. you wrote well
Reviewed by Denise Contreras 11/19/2006
I know it is not easy to write on things like this but it is healing. You are strong and your a servivor.
Hugs Angela
Reviewed by Arthur Tugman 7/1/2006
Liz, I commend you on being able to write on this subject. You are a brave soul. Bless you.
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/29/2006
Wow! Painfully vivid, yet so well written!

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