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She Was Just A Child

But no one protected her

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished about a year ago Updated 8 days ago 1 min read
Photo by Viktor Forgacs on Unsplash

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

My mental health decline brought about a lot of darkness and I embraced it. It now flows out mostly as Dark Stories and Poetry.

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  • Rachel Deeming8 days ago

    I'm sure you said somewhere you don't write poems. What the heck? You bloody do. Sad and moving.

  • Denise E Lindquist2 months ago

    Yes! Heartbreaking and sad! I had EMDR to help me with a pedophile experience. Thankfully my brother and I both told and we never saw him again, that I know of. A cousin to my dad. I had uncles with a sugar shack always introducing women as our aunties. My mother shut that shack down. It was her brothers. She had it torn down. 😉 That trauma and more. It adds up and it is easy to self medicate with drugs and alcohol.Thankfully, there is help!

  • Isabella Rose3 months ago

    Adults should have protected you. That was their job. You were an innocent child. The fact that no one protected you from a pedophile leaves you feeling alone and frightened, like you can't trust anyone, and those wounds stay open for a very long time. I'm sorry, my friend.

  • Jessica Marie4 months ago

    Hugs. I know hugs aren't sufficient; my heart aches and goes out to you. Powerful poem, very cathartic.

  • Mother Combs6 months ago

    heartbreakingly beautiful

  • Andrew C McDonald9 months ago

    The picture on this post immediately grabbed my attention. Then to read the story poem itself.. This actually - and unfortunately - resonates powerfully with me as my beloved wife of 38 years went through the exact type of horrible abuse for 10 YEARS of her childhood at the hands of those whom she should have been able to trust. We now have a court case against several counties in New York based on it. Thankfully those pedophiles that did this to her are all decease... but the state system failed both her and her twin sister totally all those years back.

  • Heather N King9 months ago

    This is so sad and beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)10 months ago

    Dharrsheena, this was heartbreaking and yet so beautiful! You did a wonderful job sending the message that actions have a ripple effect and sometimes others suffer for your actions. I have so much empathy for this that this is a reality for, this was a breath taking tribute to those who know this pain. 💜

  • L.C. Schäfer10 months ago

  • Babs Iverson11 months ago

    Well done!!! Sending hugs!!!💖💖💕

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

  • Roy Stevens12 months 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. Russe12 months 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-Howe12 months ago

    very courageous to share.

  • Denise Larkinabout a year 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.

  • Testabout a year 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 year 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 year 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 year ago

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

  • The Invisible Writerabout a year ago

    Very powerful this one hit home as a survivor myself

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a year ago

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

  • Rick Henry Christopher about a year 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 year 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.

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