Our Little Secret

Hush
My fault
Hush
I could have stopped it
Hush
I wanted it
Hush
Nobody will believe me
Hush
He didn’t know it was wrong
Hush
He said he was sorry
Hush
He wouldn’t hurt me on purpose
Hush
He said it was okay
Hush
He said it was normal
Hush
He said that God created sex
Hush
If God created it, it must be okay right?
Hush
I deserved it
Hush
I shouldn’t have dressed that way
Hush
Sex is more important than love and consent
Hush
It must be okay because it felt good
Hush
I am worthless
Hush
I had this coming
Hush
No one will ever truly love me
Hush
I’m damaged goods
Hush
I am meant for nothing more than the enjoyment of men
Hush
I’m just a statistic
Hush
I’m just a piece of meat
Hush
I’m just an object
HushWhy me?Hush“Don’t tell anyone.”Hush“It’s our little secret.”HushIf it were okay, I could tell someoneHushIt’s not okayHushIt’s not my faultHushI couldn’t have stopped itHushI didn’t want itHushSomeone will believe meHushHe knew it was wrongHushHe wasn’t sorryHushHe did hurt me on purposeHushIt’s not okayHushIt’s not normalHushYes, God created sexHushBut he didn’t mean for it to happen this wayHushI didn’t deserve itHushI can dress however I wantHushLove and consent are more important than sexHushYes, it felt good but it wasn’t okayHushMy body was meant to respond this wayhushI am worthyHushI didn’t have this comingHushThe right person will love meHushI am fearfully and wonderfully madeHushI am meant for more than just the enjoyment of menHushI’m more than a statisticHushI’m more than just a piece of meatHushI’m more than just an objectHushIt’s not just meHushI will tell someoneHushIt shouldn’t be a secretHushRape cultureHushHas been turned intoHushA culture ofHUSH

 

This poem is about: 
Me
My family

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