It started out slow.
You thought you knew him.
From time to time, when you were lonely,
Until that day
The comments, the suggestions...You always said, "No".
That didn't matter to him.
Nothing you wanted to do could quench his desire.
What you didn't expect
when you said, "No".
"No!", a little louder
"NO! NO! NO!", screaming as he held you down.
"NO! NO! NO!", no help to be found.
"NO!", as he forced you to feel his power.
No! This can't be happening! It's your darkest hour.
Now, what are we going to do?
I just lied. My love is deeper than before,
Date rape is not a joke. It is, in fact, a crime. It is a crime, not only as defined in any penal code, but also a crime against nature and humanity!
The rapist's self-centered lack of respect for self and others, when combined with uncontrollable desire and the inability to distinguish right from wrong causes indescribable and lasting damage, not only to the survivor, but to those close to her.
This powerful poem, written by the lover of a date rape survivor, is dedicated to all survivors and their loved ones. Unfortunately and fortunately, you are not alone.
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