Get Your Premium Membership

Harijan

My cousin is beautiful, And she wore a beautiful dress. A boy saw her and had ideas. A boy touched her without her consent. I’ve been thinking about it, And I think that I would rather be Everything that I am, everything That makes me ugly, undesirable, Than everything that makes her Beautiful. I would rather be flawed And unloved, and unattractive, Unwanted, than touched by Boys I don’t want to be touched by, Or by men, like my other beautiful cousin. I would rather never be kissed. I would rather never be touched. I am imperfect, I am unattractive, But I am not a target for males That are nothing but eyes and hands. It’s not worth it. I refuse to be anyone’s victim, But my own.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.