Even though I've never been raped, I have felt this feeling before. The person who made me feel that way is in class with me right now actually. This is not easy to deal with. I know that, maybe not personally, but I know. My best friend was raped, and she got pregnant. She loves her son, but she always have to relive what she went through every time she looks at him. Once again, you wrote a wonderful poem with a lot of emotion in it.
I agree you shouldn't feel ashamed. I think...I know what you're talking about here. Because I've been doing it ever since I was raped. *Shakes head* It's a vicious cycle. Once that someone should never be forced to go down.
If yah ever want someone to talk to that's been there. PM anytime.
i very much liked this one, it was well executed and well expressed. again, it is difficult to critique, but not as difficult as the poem it follows. your expression of how it feels afterwards... it was so real and so ... true, i think, for those of us who've had similar expereinces, we can all relate to what you're talking about. what more can i say, i truely liked this poem, even from a strictly critical point of view, and esp from the emotional side. also, it was an excelent sequal, and if you ever find (or if by some good fortune you already have found) a way to fill this gap in your heart, i will look forward to reading another sequal. or if you just feel like continuing to address this topic, i'll look forward to those works as well. :) please, please don't ever let that jerk take over your view of yourself or your body. your body is a great and wonderful gift, and you should be able to find a temple within it, even dispite those who might stain it or disregard it's holyness. please, look for yourself, find yourself in who you are now, without allowing that stain to penetrate you. ... i know it's hard, i really do, but ... it can be done. true, it may never be the same, and you will always have a part of your heart blackened from the experence, but you can find the good despite the bad. if you need help just ask, and i'll do what i can. alright?
I've PM'd you for deeper detail's that will explain this further. Thank you for your concern and I do appreciate your honesty. I have to somewhat disagree. Rape wasn't my fault but the things I did after words were by my choice and no one elses. Thank you.