Poet of the week: Trapped

This week’s poet is a freshman English major here at Wilkes University. The poem called “Trapped” gives the details of a woman being abused by a significant other.


Her cuts and her bruises she’s his work of art

The emotional damage lays still in her heart

While she sits and she thinks about all the pain

He sneaks up behind her to pop the next vein

As she weeps and she weeps he swears he has power

And he laughs at the woman, I. The corner who cowers

Domestic violence is very dangerous. If you know of anyone who is being abused let them know they are not alone. The domestic violence hotline number is 1-800-799-7233 and you can call 24-hour helpline that Wilkes started, 570-408-HELP.