Eight

Here’s a little memory
About a child’s fate
The Saga of a little girl
And we will call her Kate
Events in life that changed her
When she was only eight

Having fun as time passed by
But it was getting late
1 more sale almost home
The competition great
In the lead and number one
And she was only eight

Up the street and over 1
Was a sale super great
The family that lived there
Back in 1978
She walked up the driveway happily
Would she sell six boxes or 8

The boy said Mom’s here
Step inside and wait
She stepped inside nervously
Then in a frantic state
As the top latch was secured
And she was only eight

They chased her to and fro
Back and forth and straight
Desperation taking hold
As she tried to escape
It seemed slim with four of them
And she was only eight

Kate followed their demands
Wanting out she wanted to escape
Wishing she could go home
Instead they sealed her fate
It’s hard to explain to anyone
Being raped when you are eight
Katherine Spitzer
#poetry #trauma #ptsd

6 thoughts on “Eight

    1. Ashley, I have a question for you. We you posted the book about addiction to pornography, I thought about my friend from high school that is a sex therapist in Seattle and her book “Naked in Public” that was her own journey with addiction. I looked at her blog and not long after I had a new follower. I like to acknowledge my followers and follow them in return. The second that I did, a flashing page of hard core porn popped up and I was so shocked I dropped my phone.
      Side note – I was sitting at the dinner table with my 88-year-old dad, who would never, and I didn’t want him seeing it.
      So has that happened to you? How do I block them, report them and get rid of them?

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      1. Oh no, that’s the worst timing!
        If you can find it in the WordPress Reader, beside each post there are the three horizontal dots, and if you click them, there’s the option to report the post.
        Another option is to try to find their Gravatar profile, which isn’t always straightforward. Despite what shows up in the WP Reader, my username is actually ashleyleia, so my Gravatar profile is at https://en.gravatar.com/ashleyleia
        while yours is at https://en.gravatar.com/mygeminiandi
        If you can find the Gravatar profile, there’s a report abuse button below the profile.
        If you can’t figure it out, just tell me what showed up in your notifications and I’ll see if I can figure out what to do with it.
        Oh, and you can de-follow them by going to your stats page, then clicking Followers, and then find them and click remove. There have been times when I’ve had people repeatedly re-follow me, and I gave up because it wasn’t worth the energy .

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      2. The good news is that I did not follow it back. I did not click anything other than the back button…. after I picked my phone up off the floor 🤣
        So unless they have virus attached 🙄 it should be ok.
        Thanks for your help and I will let you know.

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