Nobody Goes Out Asking For It

Nobody goes out asking for it.

 

When I walk out,
I am a statement
not be ignored
but not be taken 
advantage of.

 

When I walk out,
-I'm telling you right now-
what you should see?
is one hell of a woman
what you shouldn't?
is a candy bar
that exists only for your desires.

 

Nobody goes out asking for it.

 

I never asked you to follow me.
I didn't want to talk.
I never did anything
to fall victim to sexual assault.

 

I want ya'll to hear me,
Imma say it real short.
None of you deserve
to fall victim of sexual assault.

 

So this is a message to all you men
womanizers
liars
'you told us we would be safe'ers
haters
scarers
self-esteem lowerers

 

NOBODY GOES OUT ASKING FOR IT

 

and if you are a guy?
believe me when I say
that when you followed me
and made that comment
          i didn't like it

 

and believe
when I tell you one thing

 

I DIDN'T ASK FOR IT.

This poem is about: 
Me
My community
My country
Guide that inspired this poem: 

Comments

upnorthdavid

Powerful and honest, thanks

saudi_araybia

Thank you for taking the time to read my poem :)

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