STOP, LOOK, LISTEN

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STOP! I should have said,

When you were rubbing yourself on my back.

Am I just a piece of meat you can feast,

When you’re in heat?

I was numb,

I was scared.

Is my dress too short?

Am I wearing too sexy?

Is it even my fault?

LOOK! I could have been your mom, sister, daughter, or even your wife.

Would you let someone do this to them?

Could you look straight into their eyes at night?

Or you just lust for them like you did mine?

I was so frightened,

I kept my silence.

Lots of people around me but not a soul noticed.

I feel dirty!

God, I’m stupid!

LISTEN! I am a human, I am a WOMAN.

A little respect would be nice.

If you will treat us bad, please think twice.

Give us some compassion,

Give us love.

Treat us with sincerity,

Treat us as equals.

Let me remind you,

We gave you LIFE.

(This is dedicated to all the women who experienced and are experiencing all forms of abuse. I know what you feel. Believe me, I do.)

Note: photo not mine.

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4 Comments Add yours

  1. Love your message. I was wondering if I could include this post in a book I’m working on with my mum about sexual abuse survivors?
    We want this topic not to be taboo. We’re encouraging people to speak up about it, that’s it not their fault and they’re not alone. We hope it will be a resource also to help people know what options they have.
    About 12 people have contributed their story so far and I’d love to include yours. Copyright stays with you, you can be anonymous or we can include your name, age and country. Contributors receive a free pdf copy of the book, and ebooks will be for sale. Hopefully a print book as well.
    Feel free to ask any questions: wordslikesilk@gmail.com
    For more info you can check out this post: https://sapphirelifewriter.wordpress.com/2016/08/10/sharing-my-experience-of-shame-fear-and-confusion/
    Thanks so much for considering being part of this project to help girls and women around the world.
    JD

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    1. aimmeesephyr says:

      Hi! Sure why not? It will be an honor to be part of a good cause. Thanks for considering my work. Have a nice day!

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      1. Thank you so much! It’s included – yay! Can I just grab your name, age and country? Feel free to be anonymous, but sharing age and country does help people know abuse happens all over the world to people of all ages. Feel free to email the details: wordslikesilk@gmail.com.
        Also, did you want to share your own story/experience or answer some interview questions?

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      2. aimmeesephyr says:

        Sure. I’ll connect with you thru email. Glad to help.

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