Conundrum

Conundrum ~ A poem by Dale, a survivor of Rift Valley Academy, Kenya 

I passed the door again the other day
to the room of pain,
and cracked it open once again.
And though I shut it fast
against the overwhelming scream,
the sound of terrified keeps echoing:
Invades my world, both wake and sleep.
I struggle with desire to keep
my life and functioning;
Against the will to go
and hold the child,
and let the scream
that should have happened long ago.