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I am a 17 year old girl
My eyes sparkle in the daylight
I have a smile that can light up the whole room
I have an amazing family
My friends are the best that anyone could ever ask for
My boyfriend is amazing

Someday I am going to live in a big pretty house just like the one I grew up in
When I graduate I am going to go to a good college and learn to do my dream job
After college I am going to marry my prince charming
And we will live happily ever after

I will have beautiful children
And I will love them with all of my heart
And when they grow up I will become a grandmother
When the time comes I will die peacefully in my sleep with my loyal husband at my side

I have a perfect life.

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I am a seventeen year old girl
My tears glisten in the cold moonlight
My smile, like me, is broken and fake
I am all alone
With friends that will never understand
And an ex boyfriend who is wondering what he did wrong

My big house is filled with emptiness and shattered dreams
At school my classmates happy smiles show me the life I might have had
I know now that prince charming doesn't exist
And anything I could have given him in our marriage has been taken from me

I will never get my beautiful children
I will never be able to fix my shattered heart
I will never be able to tell my mother why her perfect daughter is gone
I am already dead, and all the exist of me now is just a shadow of what I once was

He took that from me. He took my childhood, and he took my perfect life.
Rape victims are:

3 times more likely to suffer from depression.

4 times more likely to consider suicide.

6 times more likely to suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder.

13 times more likely to abuse alcohol.

26 times more likely to abuse drugs.

It is NOT a joke
It is NOT funny
And if you think it is I would love to hear you say that to one of the many men and women who are raped each year. I bet they would think it was really funny.

I don't think that someone being hurt, beat up, traumatized, abused, taken advantage of, and possibly robbed of their childhood is funny. So please, excuse my apparently lacking sense of humor.



Thank you to everyone for the faves and comments. Also I have been getting some questions so I hope this might answer a few of the most common ones:

I do know that not only women are raped. It just happens to be a woman that I wrote about in the poem.

Also, I know that many victims get past the state mentioned in my poem and go on to thrive in life. I wrote this poem because many people around this site seem to take rape as a joke. I wanted to show them that it was not funny in the least.

Thank you~:heart:
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:icontanaraq:
tanaraq Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
INCREDIBLE
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ImaFrookingKangaroo Featured By Owner Jun 13, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you for writing this, no matter how long ago. People taking rape as a joke are assholes who need to think over their words before they speak.
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:iconsuperjusto:
Superjusto Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015
How is a man raped? With a strap on or something?
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:icongalaxythewollf:
GalaxyTheWollf Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
I'm happy that there are people who actually care out there :) i used to suffer from rape..
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:iconsodapoptab:
SodaPopTab Featured By Owner May 15, 2015
This is amazing, thank you Heart 
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:iconsumisufureddo:
SumisuFureddo Featured By Owner May 13, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
0.0
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:iconhopeswings777:
HopeSwings777 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015
Thanks for writing and posting this work. 
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:iconscc-venus-dressed:
SCC-Venus-Dressed Featured By Owner May 1, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a very good work.
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:iconshrekmasterluke:
ShrekMasterLuke Featured By Owner Apr 29, 2015
Wow! This seriously made me laugh, consider standup.
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:iconcandiecanie:
candiecanie Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
.............Rape is not something to laugh at. It ruins lives and causes many disorders including PTSD and depression. Please refrain from saying awful things like that.
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:iconhwoar4ang:
hwoar4ang Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2015
Thats...............MESSED UP!
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:iconkijinii:
Kijinii Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I just scrolled through the most popular poems and I found this. And I really don't know what to say. I'm just... sitting here... starring... breathing. At least I think I'm breathing... Wow that was stunning. I can't believe that there are really people who think rape is a joke!
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Lovetodrawluv Featured By Owner Edited Mar 8, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
I don't like when people rape kids if you want to have sex do it with your hand or something these people always want to have sex with someone go get a wife marry her then you can have sex with her and have kids. If someone is trying rape you or kidnapped keep fighting to get that person off scream for help. Cause I know someone will help you fight back
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:iconbdjtm:
bdjtm Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015  Student General Artist
FFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUCCCCCKKKK that's that's that's just sad very very sad dang it 
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:iconmissseras:
MissSeras Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have you ever time heard the song Omnos of Eluveitie?
It also tells a tragic story of a cruel rape.
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:iconbetachamp:
BetaChamp Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015
So touching
and if anyone makes a joke about rape, I will make you wish you were never born. My sister was raped and commited suicide afterwards
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:iconshadowhunter46:
Shadowhunter46 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:'cccccccccccccccccccccccccccc. I'll help u!! :'cccc
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:icondarklovelesssoul:
DarkLovelessSoul Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
:'(
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:iconlucijohn:
Lucijohn Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
And why do people blame the victim?
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:iconbetachamp:
BetaChamp Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015
Because apparently, idiots think that sincee the NRA gives you guns, you can protect yourself.
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:iconlucijohn:
Lucijohn Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah.....
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:iconlovelife40:
lovelife40 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2014
Guys are ass holes well at lest most of the ones I know
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:iconeaglebaize:
eaglebaize Featured By Owner Oct 6, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
You write very well. Just so you're aware, I think that there might be a typo in the following line:

"and all THE exist of me now is just".

Regardless, thank you very much for uploading this.
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:iconjnsucker12:
jnsucker12 Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014
Yeah.

I would just hate to live in those parts of the world where rape is part of everyday reality for your whole life. Ick.
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stefan48 Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2014
Nicely done. The contrast between the two poems is so shocking. It is truly tragic how the actions of one cruel person can destroy an entire life forever.  I'm a father of two grown-up men and it is inconceivable to understand how people can intentionally hurt their children. How can we protect them?
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XAAQ Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
There isn't any like buttons in here ?!
I jusr wanted to say .... simple and so touching ...
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:iconyuriihime:
Yuriihime Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Waaaah! 
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dmdbqn Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2014
ㅠ.ㅠ
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Ilive2seedafuture Featured By Owner Jul 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
...
Crying Mako 
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:iconzealousbeast:
ZealousBeast Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Thank you so much for this. Several of my family members suffered from rape...
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:iconxxswagmaster9000xx:
XxSwagmaster9000xX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Swag?
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
This is so funny
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:iconshelby2398:
Shelby2398 Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why would you say this is funny? It's a very serious issue put into a very well written piece. What are you, twelve?
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
No I am just insane with this kind of stuff
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:iconshelby2398:
Shelby2398 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's messed up.
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
No I am just fucked up
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:iconshelby2398:
Shelby2398 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
...Why?
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
idatedyourgirlfriend Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014
Because I think how girls
Can be so pathetic with rape
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:iconshelby2398:
Shelby2398 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Why would you even think that?
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
No I am just insane with kind of stuff
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:icon127daniel:
127Daniel Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
You're sick if you think this is funny. I advice you to seek medical (psychological) help. 
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
idatedyourgirlfriend Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014
Good to know that I am a
Person has a girl that I just met offers help I'll
Take it
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:iconmoogle-moon:
Moogle-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
rude
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
How am I rude ?
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:iconmoogle-moon:
Moogle-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2014  Student Digital Artist
You said it was funny
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
How is that rude
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:iconmoogle-moon:
Moogle-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
IT IS fucko
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:iconidatedyourgirlfriend:
How is that rude !!!???
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:iconmoogle-moon:
Moogle-Moon Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
it is
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:iconrainbow-slash-pegasi:
Rainbow-Slash-Pegasi Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Poor girl :(
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