"Me Too"

"Me Too"

A Poem by Courtney Hough
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This will be hard to read if you have been raped

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I couldn’t post “Me Too,”

No I didn’t want the attention.

I couldn’t let friends and family know,

What I forgot to mention.

 

Truth is you don’t know me,

So I still feel safe.

Hidden behind paper and pen,

Where you can’t see my face.

 

I don’t like the, “me too.”

Yes, I understand the meaning.

But is everyone’s the same?

Did you endure my beating?

 

Did he rape you at fifteen too?

Mock you when it was done?

Brainwash your emotions?

Laugh when your tears sung?

 

I want to scream what happened!

I want to shout!

So they don’t have to feel ashamed,

So they don’t feel selfdoubt.

 

He made it my fault,

That he pinned me down.

My fault for trusting,

That my innocence’s wouldn’t crumble down.

 

I never told a soul,

Because who would believe me, right?

But I’ve got scars to prove,

What he did to me that night.

 

Don’t be like me,

Stop them before there’s another.

Don’t protect other’s feelings,

Like I did for my mother.

 

 

 

 

 


© 2017 Courtney Hough



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Rape or sexual abuse is a sad thing. I wish that it wouldn't happen but it does every day and the monsters who do it don't care about anything except their need, their power, their control, They only care about themselves... and the ones who suffer never fully pull themselves complete out of it, because the trust will never come back no matter who they are with... I understand the words the feelings the loss.. Sad write but I know it was a needed write to release the pain in your words..

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Courtney Hough

3 Months Ago

Thanks for that thoughtful review my friend
Ghost

3 Months Ago

Your welcome



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Rape or sexual abuse is a sad thing. I wish that it wouldn't happen but it does every day and the monsters who do it don't care about anything except their need, their power, their control, They only care about themselves... and the ones who suffer never fully pull themselves complete out of it, because the trust will never come back no matter who they are with... I understand the words the feelings the loss.. Sad write but I know it was a needed write to release the pain in your words..

Posted 3 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Courtney Hough

3 Months Ago

Thanks for that thoughtful review my friend
Ghost

3 Months Ago

Your welcome
So sad to hear so many poems on this site from those sexually assaulted. I can’t understand how anyone would want to force themselves onto someone else! As a father of two daughters it hurts even more to think about it. I sincerely hope you got justice!

Posted 3 Months Ago


Courtney Hough

3 Months Ago

Thanks for reading this, it was extremely hard to write. Justice will come in the next life.
Lyrically Inclined

3 Months Ago

That sucks! I hope you have figured out how to cope with this and I’m truly sorry.
I have never been raped or sexually assaulted or abused so I don't feel like I can really review this properly but I can tell you that you conveyed a lot of emotion through your writing, as you always do. I hope posting this to strangers will help you. I know it has helped me in the past with my struggles. And I really hope the Law of Attraction bites that f****r in the a*s. Love Q.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

I am not capable of reviewing this. But the pain it speaks of is quite palpable. I think writing this took tremendous courage, and hope it may help others. I am so sorry.
- George

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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