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just emma Oct 25
How much louder do we have to scream?
You've taken away my innocence, my hopes, and my dreams.

How much louder do we have to scream?
You don't care as you pull hard at my seams.

How much louder do we have to scream?
You're finished now and proud, with a smile that gleams
This is my attempt as a writer to get the world to hear our cries for help. I am from South Africa where the recent statistics say that at least 40% of South Africans will be ***** at least once in their lifetime. I am a part of that statistic.
Ntando Ndlela Jun 21
She has to look both ways when she crosses the street,
She has to look both ways when she walks down the street,
She has to look both ways when she walks in her feet,
She has to look both ways when her friends want to meet,
She has to look both ways when her dress doesn't cover her knees,
She has to look both ways when
Her partner isn't pleased,
She has to look both ways when she feels tired and weak,
She has to look both ways when she drugged and asleep,
She has to look both ways when her uber has reached,
She has to look both ways when her pastor has a private sermon to preach,
She has to look both ways when they say she dresses like a freak,
She has to look both ways because she wanted that weave and that trip over seas,
She has to look both ways when she is alone with you and even when she's  with me,
She has to look both ways when her mother is a way,
She has to look both ways when an acquaintance begs her to stay,
She has to look both ways even after her wedding day,
She has to look both ways because death is bias these days.
I tell her to look both ways because her journey may never be safe.
Makes women feel useless,
And men defenseless
She feels she's to blame,
While he feels talking about it is such a shame,
How will they possibly free their minds from the pain,
If they don't talk about this act of disdain,
They'd love to,
But don't know how to,
Perhaps telling it to a good soul,
Willing to listen and provide good counsel,
And not forgetting to put behind bars the body that jailed your soul.
*Pensive*  | haven't been there but its something my mind can't escape because too many are directly affected.

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