Blood on Your Fingers

The word no
needs no translation
or legislation
just listen for
the resistance
and
know
tears and resistance
are never
signs of
submission

we never accepted
the position
you forced
us into
because
we know
you will one day
claim that we
really wanted it
as if though
we can’t
differentiate
between
love   rape   hate

Did you notice
how I
avoided you?
Why did no one
notice
the blood
on your
fingers? Or how
I worked hard
not to
be
alone
with you?

Forced fucking
is not
a solid
basis
for a relationship.

I never
thought you
loved me or
wanted me or
cared for me or
wanted to do
anything but
fuck me and
leave
and I
never thought
no
could ever
be translated into
me giving
my approval
for you to
use your power
to forcefully
fuck
me.

Peace & Love,
Rosalind

*Note from the poet: I am tired of men abusing women’s bodies and trying to convince them that they wanted it as if though we’re too stupid to know that if we really wanted to be forced to engage in something that in no way resembles love. We have been loved and we know what love feels like. So our feelings about being raped are not up for discussion.

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About Rosalind Guy

I'm broken & my soul is weary/ my weary soul rebels, fights/ anything & anyone who tries to heal me/I beat my head against a wall of memories/ trying hard to break free from the chain of memories/ I can only be free by saying it so/ i weave a necklace from words and finally/ I find freedom/ free free free. As you can see, words are powerful to me. As Maya Angelou said, words are wallpaper of the soul. I have lots of nightmarish memories that threaten to break me, but I learned a long time ago about the power of words. They can be used to heal and destroy anything that threatens to destroy the person. Words coupled with love have the power to save and heal. I am author of three books: Skinny Dipping in the Pool of Womanhood, Tattered Butterfly Wings, and Blues of a Love Junkie. I am a high school English teacher. I am a former reporter. I am a mother. I am a woman. I am a fierce advocate for those who cannot speak for themselves, those who's voices go unheard. Check out my Amazon author page at the following link: http://www.amazon.com/Rosalind-Guy/e/B00BGH5F88/ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1?qid=1432491754&sr=8-1.
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