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NO


 

NO

My body does not give permission

Nor allow it to be so

No matter what we are told now

NO MEANS NO

My body is my own

I have no regard for those who

Say I didn’t fight enough

So I must have wanted to

Rape is not a dime store toy

It’s a cruelty beyond words

And anyone who says else

Is simply absurd

I didn’t really fight enough?

My body…mind needs to shut down

Wonder if such statements would be made

If YOUR life was turned upside down

Do you understand the torment

Do you understand the fear

After living with a rape

The last thing we need to hear

If she asked for it

Or she didn’t hit hard enough

She isn’t a victim

Maybe she likes it rough

If it seems I am being unkind

Or if my heart is being twisted

I will tell you I know a God

Who said…no…insisted

I be treated with respect

I am deemed as a Queen

Protected by a Creator

Who understands what I mean

When I say this one more time

NO matter who tells you so

In the instance of RAPE

No means NO

**My poem today is in response to a Superior Court Justice’s remarks about a rape case**

http://www.news.com.au/world/outrage-after-superior-court-judge-derek-johnson-claims-a-victims-body-can-prevent-rape/story-fndir2ev-1226536893797

 

To my readers…rape is a horrendous crime…not to be taken lightly. It takes so much courage to come forth and report this crime…PLEASE do not victimize her twice

 

 

I wish you all Peace

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An Angel’s Touch


An Angel’s Touch

A single gentle touch

Wiping a single tear from a cheek

Can undo the evils she felt

In a world gone so bleak

Why do we steer clear from

Those we know that are hurt

Healing can begin with

Every attempt we exert

I often wonder what we are thinking

When we are careful not to brush a hand

Pulling away so quickly

Why do we fail to understand

When we touch their hands

It’s like a heart that we touch

A small intimate gesture

That can mean so much

We may not understand why

She takes complete blame

Her world became tainted

Never to be the same

The world will never glance towards her

Seeing the same angelic face

At least in her mind

Something darker is in its place

No, she did nothing wrong

And while it’s obvious to us

It’s oblivious to her

Who we fail to gently touch

We can touch her with our eyes

Touch her with our hearts

Touch her with our love

Where she will always be a part

Of our lives forever…so

When she’s placing blame in her head

Let her find our thoughtful gestures

Of touch for her instead

Remind her of her beauty

Unique…sublime

Remind of her goodness

A God send…refined

Don’t steer away from her

Because you think it may be too much

Surround her with God’s love

And an angel’s touch

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