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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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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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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
There isn't any like buttons in here ?!
I jusr wanted to say .... simple and so touching ...
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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
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Crying Mako 
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MusicalVixen Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2014
Thank you so much for this. Several of my family members suffered from rape...
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XxSwagmaster9000xX Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014
Swag?
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This is so funny
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