Smyllum Park

A bit dark, this one. BBC Radio 4 recently broadcast an interview with a former resident (inmate??) of the Lanark orphanage run by a Catholic order. Her story is chilling. This poem is in memory of the victims of Smyllum Park and other places like it.

Smyllum Park

(dedicated to all child victims of abuse)

lap dog
hot dog
caught dog
whore
I am accused
confused
abused
They make me lick my vomit off the floor
I sleep in piss and this
this too
is my fault
I was caught
red handed
being
a child

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