Poem #5 by Lorenzo Dozier

Poem #5 by Lorenzo Dozier

He stripped away
my dignity, layer by layer
until I did not recognize the person
I saw in the mirror.

I never forgot
about the things you
did to me in the dark
Who gave you the right
to touch me like an object on display?

Did your hands malfunction?
Did it lose control?
Did you enjoy those fifteen minutes
being alone?

My throat might be sore
from screaming your name,
but I don’t have time for playing
the waiting games

I will speak up
I will not cry
I will let it be known
I will testify




About the Author

Lorenzo Dozier is a novelist, poet and social media personality. He uses the theme of growth in his stories. Growing up in Brooklyn, NY, he persevered through obstacles and managed to live life to the best of his ability.

His journey as a writer started in 2004. Where he dedicated his time to creating a world circling around character development, growth. Lorenzo is a graduate from St. Francis College. He holds a Bachelors in English and Mass Communication. Class of 2013.


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