Tag Archive: Poetry

May 24

Anonymous Story: Weak

rape happens to people like you
people like me
not to weak people

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Apr 17

Anonymous Story: Teacher-Student affairs

New souls cross its threshold every season
Every one of them beautifully armorless
This symbolic place is full of my deception
University, your education is priceless

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Apr 14

Anonymous Poem: The Decision Before the Decision

a good friend
would have
asked questions
are you okay?
what happened?

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Mar 24

Anna’s Story: I Didn’t Think Twice

I may have been intoxicated but I KNEW this was not what I wanted.
I asked him to stop, and unlike so many other stories, he actually did.
Because of this, I never considered it rape.
I still don’t even know what to call it.
But I know it wasn’t right.
I know it wasn’t consensual and I know he took advantage of me.

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Dec 15

Finding Fierce’s Story: The Fight Inside

My mother once told me she had had second thoughts
about getting us vaccinated, my brothers and I.
About sullying our pristine, trusting little bodies
with dark potential.

This is how I feel about something else
that happened to me then.
The unwanted touch like the needle.
An unfamiliar dis-ease shot under my smooth, new skin.

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