Silent No More

For survivors of sexual abuse and assault...

you stabbed Me

then sniffed around with an anxious nose

Left Me naked

in a world where no one knows

am I a girl or a woman?

do you not see a distinction?

Gain a closer look at Someone in which

you should not have a relation

Thinking back

I could have kicked, yelled or screamed

Only to awaken detrimental emotions

Leaving My mind demeaned

What if I told the first time?

I could not pray, I could not sleep

you waltz into another room

all I do is weep

you are a man of valor

in their community

they all fall at your feet and praise you

where was My immunity?

when I stood up for Myself

to uncover My voice

My mother turns the other cheek

My father gives you a choice

you could live in another world

or die in his sight

but My life continues on

a battle I constantly fight

you may have stole from My future

leaving Me much to restore

but you taught Me a valued lesson for

I am silent no more.

The End

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