The Vile Intruder

India Today Media Institute

Written by – Manish khatri


He came in my life when I was just a little child,

But the pain he left behind lasted more than a while.

He approached me gently and called my name,

With his arms wrapped around me, my life was no longer the same.

He told me it was our secret which no-one should know,

If only I could understand what that secret was for.

He said he loved me, he said he cared,

But finding someone who wouldn’t hurt me is indeed very rare.

I urged him to stop, I pleaded to go home,

With his arms all around me, he knocked me out cold.

My soul trembled with fear upon every other touch,

How could I know when things got too much?

My parents failed to realize the sadness in my eyes,

While the culprit kept returning as a devil in disguise.

The memories keep haunting me and fill my heart with shame,

I spend my life thinking am I the one to blame?

The scars that are left behind would never leave their mark,

My life has been invaded; I have been derailed from my path.

India Today Media Institute
image courtesy – DNA India

About the poet – Manish Khatri is a trainee journalist in India Today Media Institute

Published by – Karan Yadav

Disclaimer: Any views or opinions represented in this blog belong solely to the writer and do not represent those of people, institutions or organisations that the owner may or may not be associated with in professional or personal capacity, unless explicitly stated. Any views or opinions are not intended to malign any religion, ethnic group, club, organisation, company or an individual. All content provided on this blog is for informational purposes only. The owner of this blog makes no representations as to the accuracy or completeness of any information on this site or found by following any link on this site.