Andre Alvin Moore

(Lancaster, California, USA)

Rape - Poem by Andre Alvin Moore

Locked in your prison no hope to escape,
doing fifty years for committing childhood rape.
You will never escape the guilt you feel,
life time of pain, wounds will never heal.
Come from a good family, attended the best schools,
met a young girl who thought you was cool.
Girl so innocent, full of zeal,
thought your concern for her was real.
You invited her to your home, drank a little wine,
started filling her head with old used lines.
Asked for a dance, you started to grind,
the fact she's fifteen escaped your mind.
She told you to stop,
when you tore off her top.
You lost emotional control, she didn't stay alert,
started ripping and tearing at her pretty skirt.
Took her virginity and her dignity,
along with her pride and propriety.
Waiting to be sentence, eyes full of tears,
never been to prison, consume with your own fears.
Girl that you rape, sitting so near,
a brief moment of pleasure, got you fifty years.

Comments about Rape by Andre Alvin Moore

  • (8/11/2005 4:12:00 AM)

    This poem is very beautiful. It conveys a message to me, that there is wrong and there is badness but no pure evil. The rapist shows remorse for what he has done and one feels a certain empathy towards him but never for one moment does the poem condone what he has done or blame shift on to anyone.
    A poem of justice and of mankind. Very well done, I love it! Thank you so much for sharing this poem!
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  • (3/6/2005 10:05:00 PM)

    This poem speaks of sweet justice I would like to thank you even if justice was just a fleeting idea...this poem sympathizes with the rapist but never justifies his actions the essence is one of remorse (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 2, 2003

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