Her Rights Aren't There

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:26 -- njs14d

She did not even know your last name

She only knew you from Psych 101

If she only knew what was to come

 

Little conversations here and there

She started to open up

She did not think she had to be scared

 

You invited her to your frat party

She showed up

Your brothers dared you to man up

 

You slipped something into her drink

She trusted you so she took the cup

A little drink never hurt anyone

 

She started feeling funny

You took her upstairs

You violated her unconscious, how do you dare

 

She woke up the next morning

With faint flashbacks from the night before

How did this happen, why did he do this

 

After she escaped the house

She went home and told a friend

The friend called the cops

 

She told the cops she knew who did it

We had class together

He invited me to the party

 

She was questioned

What were you wearing

Did you drink too much

 

She does not quite remember

But why should this matter

Something happened against my will

 

The police arrested him

He got out on bond

She did not know this until class Wednesday morning

 

How is he here?

She feels unsafe

She went home in hopes of being okay

 

She called the courthouse

Why is he here?

Because of his right to bond

 

She wondered if she had rights

She was the one who was victimized

She did not even know what happened after he was arrested

 

The informant explained 

There are not rights available to victims under our constitution

She thought her offender had more rights than she

 

How could this be

And he denies the whole thing

What does this mean

 

The trial is 5 months away

The semester just began

She has to see his face everyday

 

Why is she not as important as he

He is the one who did this to her

What can she do but wait

This poem is about: 
My community

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