Perspective

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This poem is about a person who is judged for being raped while her offender walks around unjudged and befriended.

Submitted: July 22, 2018

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The filth that covers my skin

a mere reflection

of the wounds within;

abcessed and oozing

the stench overwhelming.

Know, I was not always this way.

It was the sin of another.

One who walks among you,

looks like you,

pristine - well spoken, 

befriended by many.

Yet, it is me

you spit upon

because my reflection

of pain

causes you disdain

yet it is my shame

and how in God's name

does one move on?


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