Creative Writings Poem

Childhood Trauma


I’ve learned in this short story

that pain is a painting

Once stroked, it will last to stain

Create a masterpiece titled “Incision of the Insane”


Back when I was “Too Young”

Strokes of words made their mark on me

Not knowing

that tainted me with impurities called “Trauma”


Thought it would be gone eventually

But the stain never comes out

Even with the worlds-best whitener

and even then, I’ve lived with it this far

I will have to live with it a thousand more


Author: Gregorius Beryl S.S.

Editor: Sitti Aminah Intan Utami, Vonna Meisya Saputra

Illustrator: Betsy Mariana Agoha

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