By a man (boy) that told me he loved me. Who imprisoned me with his words.
Who's every word and action
was on me.
Who told me to keep my mouth shut so he could hide from what he had done,
to the one he claimed to love.
By our "friends" who condemned me and labelled me as the bad guy when I finally broke away.
When I finally spoke.
How could someone so lovely ever do this? Why is she saying this about him?
They never stop to think maybe it's because he did it.
Now I live with the label
while he does not.
It my dreams that are haunted,
my body that feels like a strangers,
my trust that is broken.
I am the one with the scars.
I am the one who knows the truth.
And I am not alone.
2 days ago
This week #metoo started trending. Something that so many women and men struggle with is the demons that are forced to be silenced from that trauma from sexual abuse, assault, and harassment. Now as a survivor, I owe no one my story and it’s not a story that I’m willing to share. But I will say that being young and naïve let someone in to my sanctuary and take something that never belonged to him to start with. And now I’m learning to rebuild. ~The rape will tear you in half . But it will NOT end you! ~ Rupi Kaur #metoo#survivor#iwillnotbesilenced#iwillnotbreak#iwillsurvive