📚✍🏾“Force~Ripe”~ By, Maxwanette A Poetess📚✍🏾




It goes dark, as air is constricted.

Flashes of electricity, producing sharp


A woman, pregnant with child, Absorbs the blows given,

by an abusive husband.

She howls in pain,

As she and her unborn feel the wrath of hatred & ignorance.

The welcoming of this little life,

Viewed as a constant reminder of a heinous mistake, NEVER to be forgotten.

Abused by the very ones, who regrettably gave her life.

Her essence and hymen, torn away

by her Daddy’s tongue…

Passed around the family tree, as they plucked their piece from her body, damaging her

Soul & giving her,

“The Kiss of Death.”

Poor ting,

She never had a chance.

Sweet, innocent, likkle BabyGirl…”Force-riped.”

“Force~Ripe” is a Jamaican label, given to very young girl children, that due to abuse, which is often sexual, have been forced to become adults before their time. It is also used if these young girls are seen or known to adopt adult ways, i.e. Smoking, drinking, dressing in a degrading manner, their mannerisms and or how they speak. It is also used when a child has taken on adult issues and or problems (voluntarily or not), and they have to make adult decisions or choices. It matures the child before normal circumstances would.

The term “Force~Ripe”, isn’t a positive one. It’s almost like a “Kiss of Death.” For the damages often caused due to this, can destroy the child for life or it can strengthen the child. It can be a difficult journey to get through & it does change an individual.

“Namastè & One Love”❤️💛💚


© Maxwanette A Poetess, All Rights Reserved.



1-800-4-A-CHILD (1-800-422-4453) The Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. All calls are confidential. 

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline 


National Hotlines 

National Domestic Violence Hotline 
Staffed 24 hours a day by trained counselors who can provide crisis assistance and information about shelters, legal advocacy, health care centers, and counseling.  

1-800-799-SAFE (7233) 
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Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network 
The Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) is the nation’s largest anti-sexual assault organization.  Among its programs, RAINN created and operates the National Sexual Assault Hotline at 1.800.656.HOPE and the National Sexual Assault Online Hotline at rainn.org . This nationwide partnership of more than 1,100 local rape crisis centers provides victims of sexual assault with free, confidential services, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.  These hotlines have helped over 1.3 million people since RAINN’s founding in 1994.


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