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Below is the poem entitled RAPED, TWICE which was written by poet Cyndi MacMillan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I will not remain silent as my global sisters are victimized, repeatedly,
unable to walk their neighbourhoods without fear. 

There is no reason for rape. 
Nothing earns men the right to force their way inside, degrade, assault. 


No outfit a woman wears earns a man the right to ignore her plea of no
No cut of cloth, no height of heel signifies a man’s claim to slap her into 
submission, penetrate whatever orifice he prefers and then rut her like a pig.


No time, no country, no city, no street, no building, no room, no age, no lack of 
education,  no amount of dates, no amount of drinks, no drug, no marriage
license, no flirting, no flaunting, no parked car, no bar, no party, no long kiss 

No law, no political climate, no civil unrest, no war, no amount of prostitution
no pornography no video game no piece of fiction no phone sex no sex-ting 
no his-story no her-story no past abuse no damned but she wanted it excuse

There is no reason for rape. 
Nothing earns men the right to sodomize, traumatize, gag her cries.

I will not remain silent as my global sisters are victimized in cold degrees,
First by the men who choose to use them like meat
pulverizing, thrusting, biting and panting, ripping, slipping, 
emptying their hate into bloodied flesh, brutally, daily,
the victims are mothers and daughters, voiceless, defenseless...


I will not remain silent as they are raped again and again
By judgment
By prejudice
By blame
By indifference 
By stupidity
By lack of heart, understanding or awareness


Do you hear me?


Say it with me



Do not remain silent

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  1. Date: 2/3/2013 1:46:00 PM
    I do hear your powerful message..Rape is an experience nobody should ever pass through..Great message Cyndi.Re contests ..I do not least not yet but I do read poems written for contests and support them dear.Tnks for asking and wisj you.goodluck for your next..Charma

  1. Date: 1/27/2013 10:02:00 PM
    a strong message, and for men who rape, they should put themselves in the position of the woman who is violated, how would they feel to be violated by another man or woman for that matter. Freedom of choice for all humans is a human right. We all have mothers and maybe sisters too. It is a dispicable crime carried out on defenceless innocents. Thanks for sharing your message.

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Strong and heartfelt cry !! NO !! NO !! NO !! I too applaud this poem and it's message !!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 9:00:00 AM
    This cry out is one more example of your quest for justice, and I applaud you yet once again! :)

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 6:01:00 AM
    I echo your call for justice Cyndi. This is a crime that accompanies every war and every unguarded moment. We need to make people realaize we are not animals and women have the right to not be violated. Wonderful outpouring of emotion in this! Love, Elizabeth

  1. Date: 1/3/2013 1:22:00 AM
    great write Cyndi..Ron here.. thank you for my wife's win ...she is back in hospital very ill.. please pray for her. I do not want to lose my Sweetheart.