You Said

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Poem about sexual assault from the point of view of both genders


Jamaica Norville


Mom you said it'd be like a bee sting

but bee stings hurt

you gave me away to that hive.

You let them sting me.

You said it be over fast

Why are there bumps still on body?

Why do they still hurt?

You let them bond my limbs

you let them take my voice.

And then you said not to tell

not to tell that I'm being stung for honey


Dad you said you'd protect me

Protect me then!!

You let her rid me of my innocence

the body seller took what was mine

and you let her.

I promised you I'd change

I promise to start liking women and you didn't believe me.

You stood and watched

as she made a man out of me.

Human or animal you promised to accept me

why didn't you accept me then?

You said I'd get over it

But it still burns in my mind.

Submitted: November 25, 2021

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