They Never Told Me (Poem)

They Never Told Me

It was glamorous at first: money, fun, and love…

I never saw the noose at the end of the rope…

I never knew that –

My friends thought the world of me…

I gave them anything, and had everything myself…

I never knew that –

My blesser came late one night.

Asked me once again to take a drive.

I refused as usual – I was a virgin…

I never knew that –

He shot in the air.

I screamed and obeyed…

I lost all that night.

I never knew that –

– that he would rape me

They never told me – that.

Anonymous

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