It is not like when you fail a test
It is when society fails you, when the failure of humanity catches up with you.
It is not a facebook page
“End Rape: Just Say Yes”
It is not a page waiting for you to click LIKE
It is a page you want to turn
To find your strength hidden between the cracks,
To find yourself once again
It is not a joke.
It is not freedom of speech.
It is the rights mined away from a body
The freedom promised that was taken away
The rights violated that no one returned,
Or is that the punchline you were searching for?
It is not a statistic
1 in 5
1 in 3
1 in 33
1 in 4
It is not a number
It is a person, it is a human, it is enough
It is not something to be questioned
It is not part of your judgment
It is our judgment you should face
It is our questions of : “Why is this still happening?”
It is my judgment of why it has not stopped
It is not a major News Headline
“Promising lives of Rapists ruined”
It is the lives of people all around us
It is something that happens every day and affects everyone
It is the ruins of what was once there that no longer is
It is not the presence of a “No”
Say it. Speak it. Scream it.
I could say nothing
I laid down on my silence
I remained there with my legs open
Receiving what you called “love”
I kept that silence
It is what happened.
It is your memories.
It is your story.
It is nothing less than what you say it is.