KEPT WOMEN FREED
In Cleveland, Ohio,
Three women and a child freed….
From ten years cooped up
In some form of slavery.
Discussed on radio last night,*
A psychologist suggested
That time be sought for them to debrief
Without being media-molested.
“His wife”** went through similar things,
Nearly ten years of fright…
She didn’t know when she’d be attacked:
It would be outside at night.
For her it was an older kin
That kept her in chains…
But when her family found out,
They took extra special pains…
To shut the thing up
And keep it extra quiet,
As though by that it would go away
Not causing an internal riot.
Years and years of hurt
And questions within herself…
Were left churning behind the mask,
Left throbbing on a shelf;
Not til she could leave home
Would the knot inside unravel,
Getting far away from the place
With threatened midnight travel.
The hurt and fear remain
And she’s tried to reconcile,
Being tortured for those ten long years
With a life that now brings a smile.
If there is introspection
To figure out their delayed lives,
These precious ones need protection…
And resolution like his wife’s.
*Coast-to-Coast-AM…a little after 1 AM, on AM 580 WTAG.
**A real person, being protected.