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the reaping of innocence
I met this girl she was tall and walk like a gladiator,
but she was not there when I needed her.
He - let stick to I- had been walking all night now it was dawn
and I was very tired, young people too get tired.
By the road a labourers’ cabin the door was not locked and
I went in sat by bench and fell asleep. When I awoke three men
were leering at me, they were of the type that become guards
at prisoners´ camp and are the willing executioners of tyranny
and killers o innocence and beauty. I tried to get away,
but they pinned me, face down, on the table. Yes they raped me
and to make the passage smooth they smeared my rectum with
Blindly I ran down hill came to a brook dived into it tried to clean
myself, and on the surface came semen, blood, shit and pearls of
margarine. Sat on a stone in the sun, knew I could not tell anyone
about this shame that had happened to me; and worst of all when
raped I had an involuntary erection. I had been a victim of rape,
yet it took long before I could forgive myself