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She Was Just A Child

But no one protected her

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished about a month ago 1 min read
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If she could travel back in time

She would go to when she was 4 years old

She would have protected her younger self

From the pedophile disguised as her uncle

She would have exposed him


If she could travel back in time

She would go to when she was 10 years old

She would have protected her younger self

From finding out about the adulteries commited

It was inappropriate information at that age


But she cannot travel back in time

She has to live with all the trauma

Because there was not one proper adult

To protect her younger self

Like she would have
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Dharrsheena Raja Segarran

I'm a Certified Nutritionist 🌱 and these are what I mostly write:
〰️ Fiction (Horror/Thriller)
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  • Babs Iverson11 days ago

    Well done!!! Sending hugs!!!💖💖💕

  • Wow, very touching, very sad, so well written.

  • Roy Stevens19 days ago

    Blunt and effective. Childhood trauma is pretty much universal to one degree or another, but no question some are worse than others. Despite prison reforms it's hard not to wish that all pedophiles be entered into the general population so the parents 'in there' can deal with him or her.

  • J.C. Russeabout a month ago

    As a mother, that was a gut punch to read. We've been through our own trauma and a part of me has died these last few years watching as the unspeakable violence we experienced in one night has manifested so differently in all of my kids. I'm so sorry for the terror and torture you endured as a child who needed protection and did not get it. My heart goes out to you! I can only imagine how difficult that is not only to deal with personally, but to also share publicly. Thank you for sharing and raising awareness.

  • J. Delaney-Howeabout a month ago

    very courageous to share.

  • Denise Larkinabout a month ago

    Going back in time would be so good because I would change lots of things. A sad poem and beautifully sentimental for a lot of people.

  • Alfiyaabout a month ago

    Sorry you had to go through that and that life is rough as guts at times. Hope you are healing and commend you for your courage! :)

  • Emily Marie Concannonabout a month ago

    Oh my goodness, sending you so much healing love ❤️ this was powerful and must have been hard to write. 💜

  • I have just picked this up, you have my support

  • C. Rommial Butlerabout a month ago

    I often wonder at those who say that if they could go back, they wouldn't change a thing. They are either exceptionally fortunate or delusional! Blessings to you, dear, and may time grant you magnificent experiences as it unfolds before you, regardless of what you've left behind! So mote it be! 🙂

  • AGBabout a month ago

    As always great job! this one was very powerful. its painfully sad how some kids go through this.

  • The Invisible Writerabout a month ago

    Very powerful this one hit home as a survivor myself

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Great job. It is amazing what we endure at the hands of another, still taking the blame for it

  • Rick Henry Christopherabout a month ago

    I know this may have been tough for you to write. I know what it's like to be abused as a child. I faced severe beatings - not punishment for doing something bad - but being beat up by an adult just because he had anger issues - I was his punching bag. This continued until I was fourteen years old. Mine was a different form of abuse but I understand and I relate to what you are saying. Blessings to you Dharrsheena.

  • Novel Allenabout a month ago

    So much pain inflicted on our young who we are supposed to protect. Hearts and love go out to them. Sad but beautiful to let go. Be well and happy.

  • Grz Colmabout a month ago

    This was a very sad one. What’s that therapy called when u talk to your younger self? I forget but the poem reminds me of that. 😌

  • Elizabeth Caineabout a month ago

    Beautifully tragic, and very well written. I'm so sorry for what you went through but I'm glad you are able to share your story with us.

  • Melissa Ingoldsbyabout a month ago

    My heart breaks for these very intense and harrowing emotions, I’m So sorry 😢 hugs from me Dharshee!! Very brave to share this. Hearted

  • Danwil Reyesabout a month ago

    A sad poem with a kick!

  • Mariann Carrollabout a month ago

    Very sad and relatable, I hope you don’t see your uncle for that would be pure torture.😔You can still heal from this . It made me grateful for what my mom did, send me to a different country to keep me safe .

  • Alex H Mittelman about a month ago

    This is sad. Thank you for sharing.

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    Aw Dharrsheena, so many hugs for you ❤️‍🩹 Sending you love and light, my dear friend 💓 This poem shows the type of strength that only those who’ve lived through trauma can fully understand. The last line shows so much wisdom and resilience. Thank you so much for sharing! ❤️‍🩹

  • Thavien Yliasterabout a month ago

    My deepest apologies that You ever had to live through such traumas. Yes, it may be impossible to go back in time, yet, You are a capable grown adult today. You don't have to rely on the same survival tactics You once did as a child now that You're an adult. The only advice I can offer is to honestly sit down with Yourself, have a talk with Your inner child, and come to an understanding about who You were, who You are, and who You are trying to be. I wish nobody had to suffer such traumatic experiences. May You find the love and care that You need to help heal from those injuries.

  • Colleen Millsteed about a month ago

    Such words of wisdom my friend and those adults that don’t protect that little girl…..well I’m sure you know I feel about them! Powerfully written my dear friend 💕💕

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