Image: ScarletteDeath on DeviantArt
You left me as you would garbage
Dumped beside the bin.
You ran off
Leaving me in the dirt.
Now I live with the pain
The torment, the destruction
My life in tatters
Not once have you admitted
You violated me, used me,
Left me in confusion.
I woke up not knowing
Why my body was bruised
Cut and scratched
My self penetrated
My clothes pulled above my head
My body exposed for anyone to see
The indignity, the violation
Never once struck you
As something you were responsible for?
Yes we were drunk
Yes I admit to drinking too much
But claiming you didn’t know
What you were doing, is lame
Irresponsible and destructive.
You have left me wandering in no man’s land
From which I will never recover.
I struggle each day with who I am.
For so long I couldn’t sleep
Terrifying memories haunt me
I cannot stand being in the dark.
May you one day my perpetrator
Understand the magnitude of your crime
Accept your role in ruining both our lives.
This response to the image comes from reading “Victim Reads Letter to Her Rapist in Court”
Featured on: https://scoutsthoughts.wordpress.com/2016/06/07/victim-reads-letter-to-her-rapist-in-court/