Comments : The Second Rape

  • 7 months ago

    by Em

    Larry all I can say is this needs nominating to address this taboo subject!!

    Em

    • 7 months ago

      by Em

      So it turns out I had a nomination left, I am so pleased because this should grace the front page!!!! x

  • 7 months ago

    by Ben Pickard

    I am all out of nominations, but some poetry/topics transcend the weekly competition. This is immensely moving, Larry.

    Ben

  • 7 months ago

    by Therapoetic4

    Stanza 6. My God...

  • 7 months ago

    by Brenda

    Larry, this is such a powerful brutal write. Every word slams home the brutality this young lady suffered. I am blown away and for you to have to deal with this on a day to day process , I can only say most humbleness, bless you. I wish I had an nomination for this. Everyone needs to read this.

  • 7 months ago

    by Meena Krish

    This is too darn painful to read and more so because it is the
    reality that the victims go through and those lawyers and all who
    wants to put an end to this think they are helping but does it always help
    do you always catch the predator!?

    H heart slamming write...

  • 7 months ago

    by Ren

    Such an earth shattering and brutal write, full of the bitter truth no one ever wants to have to deal with. Well done revealing the raw emotions of such a terrifying situation and how it affects both sides.

  • 7 months ago

    by Poet on the Piano

    Larry, I have few words. My heart hurts and reaches out to those who have lived through this, those who still have to heal from it. I only hope there is beauty from pain. I only pray that this child is held and treated with patience and compassion. The hurt and heartache having to see this through the eyes of another, see their tears... gosh.

  • 7 months ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Larry, I have to say this write is outstanding, I know people who have been through this, how it changes them, how utterly devastating it is and how it not only affects them but others around them, how relationships are never the same.

    Kudos to you my friend on this.

    Ben

  • 7 months ago

    by silvershoes

    Incredibly powerful, moving, heartbreaking poem. Thank you for being so honest about your experience and internal struggle as a prosecutor with a sound conscience. Your job is as important as the psychologist who will help her heal. If you are more likely to catch the rapist, you are more likely to save another potential victim from the same pain. You are saving lives by prosecuting bad guys. There IS healing for this young female if she knows she's helped keep others from the same hurt.

  • 7 months ago

    by Poetess

    Oh, my God. This is truly heartbreaking to read. What makes it worse is the truth and experience behind it. Thank you for sharing this.

  • 4 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    Oh my, Larry, this is such a sad scenario and I can feel the heavy responsibility on your shoulders. It's not an easy situation to be in, knowing whatever good you might say may not make any sense to the victim. And you are a man, which I think makes it more difficult talking to a rape victim, as surely she cannot trust your kind! But in reading this, I see a soul sincere in helping the poor girl out, although you are quite unsure, but your good intentions are clear. A very touching write Larry and hats off to you for your awesome job!

  • 1 month ago

    by Risqué

    This is heartbreaking.
    And outstanding.