niakeva thomas

(March 8,1992 / Chicago, Illinois)


Rape is as common as night & day,
As easily as it comes, the more easily it can be taken away,
Because the rapist status has changed, they’re no longer just strange men,
But people we consider acquaintance, or even worse our friend,
Look at the people around you, observe them really close,
Because although they are just strangers, you may have more in common than you know,
You see rape rates have really gone up, it’s happening now more than ever,
Secretly changing the lives of others, while we pretend to have it all together,
Rape can physically tear you down, and it can emotionally cause you pain,
Fearful because statically, victims are most likely raped again,
So we seclude ourselves from the world, in fear of this common thing,
As common as the teardrops and all the pain it brings,
Rape, just a 4 letter word, with one hell of an effect,
Suicide, drugs, depression, or hate of the opposite sex,
We so rarely talk about it, in fear of mentally reliving it again,
So we try to erase it from our minds, by pretending it never happened,
But no matter how hard we try, it never really goes away,
Because we let it consume our thoughts, by thinking about it every day,
Rape, is everyone’s worst nightmare, just the thought of it leaves us haunted,
Because everyday someone is made victim to something so filthy, so deadly, so common,

Submitted: Thursday, June 06, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013

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