my fear/my growth

fears spread far and wide

personal fears are ones we cannot hide

 

my fear was relationships

 

all because of one man

the fear from consent

a fear not chosen to have

 

my fear was rape

 

how do you escape from that

how to overcome

 

my growth was love

 

love not chosen but grown

a love forbidden in new surroundings

bloomed within weeks

 

my growth was learning I could be loved

 

that I was not unlovable

that I would feel as though I deserve

 

my fear was rape

from a man I loved

 

my growth was love

with a man from fate

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Our world

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