Rain

wash away the trouble

Pain from broken yesterday’s 

Nurture seeds of growth 

Transformation

I
was voiceless
but my body
was screaming
revolting.
Mind
drew
blank
Retreated
after the
attack.
Once friend
now foe
Role playing a pimp
and Marilyn Monroe
famously labeled a whore.
but she also said stop
likewise we were ignored
pounded for more
and more.

Victim blaming is part
of the culture game
“Some just rape easy”
is what disconnected
power leaders say,
those rules I refuse to obey.
The use of alcohol stimulates
or if we were already intimate
did not make me a willing participant,
if you don’t consider it legitimate
you’re a hypocrite.

Cannot comprehend
the mental imprisonment
constant cognitive dissonance
that you can’t even
begin to articulate

Staying vigilant
feeling impotent
nightmare reruns
of the incident.
Robbed of my innocence
Know
I am one of millions
Happening every 2 minutes
facts
you can’t refute.

I was voiceless
but now
boisterous
Born again from
suffering.
wounds
will
heal,
my dignity
you cannot steal.

Initiating a change
so no one ever
lays down
broken
from pain.

Love in every
action
prevents
traumatic reactions.

Perspectives

Birthed from

Thorn lined womb

But kept rose

colored view

 

 

 

Love floats like

Gentle summer

Breeze, but

It’s not for me

 

 

 

Concrete jungle

Waves of violence

Blood splashed streets

Reality hits

 

 

 

 

Images split

Once believed

No longer seen

Life inspired visions

 

 

 

 

Tree root Feet

Grounded, Mother

Earth whispers

Despierta* to me

 

 

 

 

* wake up