An older woman said to me
with sincere and heartfelt voice:
They did not mean to do it
they did not have a choice.
Their fathers did not show them love
like every boy should see.
It’s just a deep connection that
they crave from you or me.
Their mommies didn’t teach them how
to act like gentlemen
so when they took ahold of you
how dare you go blame them!
A line of red drawn down your leg
Your stolen purity
If they knew better, don’t you think,
they would have let you be?
So don’t feel bad for your own self
or take the time to grieve.
Give back to those who hurt you
Your love is all they need.