The News In Poetry Day 62: Saying No (TW child sexual exploitation)

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May 14, 2013 by Sez

TRIGGER WARNING for child sexual exploitation.

http://m.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-oxfordshire-22438623
The video on this link inspired today’s poem.

It was ” not appropriate” –
As she was drugged,
And raped,
And sold,
As she was used,
And hurt,
And told
That this was a relationship –
It was “not appropriate”
To refuse.
“No” was a word
She dared not say.
Too shocking,
Too taboo.
As she was drugged
And raped
And hurt.
Defiance wasn’t something she could do.
And if we teach our girls
To aquiesce;
That all their worth
Lies in their will to please,
We have ourselves to blame
As much as men like these.

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