He had her just where he wanted her

Naked and helpless

Her lips were quivering

He could smell her fear

It smelled like “prey”

He could smell himself

He smelled like “lust”

Stunk like sin!

But he didn’t care

He saw her lying on the floor

She was begging

Begging for freedom

Her words were quiet and weak

His punches and blows had weakened her

His kicks had paralyzed her

Her full lips were now bruised

Well, he didn’t need them!

He looked at her swollen eyes

She was crying but he felt no mercy

He had one mission

He had one goal

To devour and be satisfied

He was the predator

And she was the perfect prey

As he unbuckled his pants to fulfill his lust

He felt a blow from behind…HIS HEAD!!!

He froze!

He felt the heat spread from his head

Right down to his toes

Something warm trickled down his back

And, just before the pain enveloped his entire being

He blacked out!


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

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© 2017 Sylvia Chika




Don’t tell me to be calm

Not after years of the palm

Years of running away from your palm

And then I see it coming again

Don’t you dare tell me to be calm!

I am no fool!

Your cup is full!

I’m no longer going to play the victim

Not with all these scars within

It’s been too long

This is not where I belong

Don’t you dare call me names!

Not after years of eating the canes

Your harsh words

Your demeaning words

Your violence

Your insolence

Don’t you dare!

I’m done being afraid

This me you made…

Hell no!

I have to go!

Don’t you dare come after me!

Don’t invite me for tea!

I’m done being your punching bag

Feel free to let your tongue wag

But don’t expect me back

You’ve left your mark

Big scars of sorrow

I won’t let you ruin my tomorrow

So, don’t you dare come after me!

I’m off to build a happier life for me

To be a better me without you


By Sylvia Chika

Instagram: @sylviachikawrites

BBM Channel: C002F2845



© 2016 Sylvia Chika



To be strong for so long

To camouflage your true feelings

To wipe the tears away

To force the pain to fade away

To lose your best friend

To be nursed by experiences

To lose trust for those around you

To be suspicious of love

To live in terror

To be homeless

To flee from violence

To be abused

To be mistreated

To be scarred by the one you love

To hide from the beatings

To be rescued from the drama

To be misunderstood

And guarded by uncertainty

To find comfort once more

To know what it feels like to be safe again

To be loved and cared for

To eat and be satisfied

To look back at your past and be grateful

To be thankful for all you have

To know plenty

To give plenty

To be loved and cared for

By Sylvia Chika


© SylviaChika 2015