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.
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!?
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.
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.
3 years ago
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.
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.
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!