Below is the poem entitled Rape Is Not Love which was written by poet
Muzzey. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Love that is taken for one selfish goal
can never be true as far as I know.
Rape took the soul of a sister and friend
ravishing her frail spirit to a bitter end.
At sixteen she went on a blind first date
she knew not of her destiny or her fate.
She met with a soldier of the army corps
this was the time during Vietnam War.
He crushed her will with the slap of his fist
took her by force as she tried to resist.
Her screams were stifled and never heeded
within her body he forcibly seeded.
She remained quite not saying a word
until life inside her finally stirred.
Fearful our parents would be upset
she ran away with a friend to forget.
I eventually told what she had done
why she ran away and was on the run.
City law was called for her safe return
found her kidnapped as we later did learn.
As months went by, she grew in girth
sent to a home where she gave birth.
A son was born to her in September
he looked just like her as I remember.
She could not keep him so gave him away
and longs for him still to this very day.
He resides in her heart, a haunting emotion
and forever there will be, a true devotion.
Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey
Fourth Place Winner ~ "I'm Pregnant" Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: Gwendolen Rix
June. 6, 2011
A longitudinal study in the United States of over 4,000 women
followed for 3 years found that the national rape related pregnancy
rate was 5.0% per rape among victims aged 12–45 years,
producing over 32,000 pregnancies nationally among women
from rape each year.
My younger sister was a victim of rape which she never reported.
No one in the family knew it for many years. I have a nephew
I will never know or see and she has mental issues that she has a
hard time dealing with. Back then unwed pregnancies were taboo.