Because I loved you

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Because I loved you

I kept quite

Because I loved you

I didn’t fight it 

Because I loved you

I did what he said

When he said it

Because I loved you

 

I am    one    in five women 

 

Because I loved you

I can’t stand to look at myself 

Because I loved you

I cry myself to sleep 

Every. Single. Night. 

Because I loved

I’m just an object 

 

Because I loved you

my life was ruined

Love blinded my sight 

And let my ears 

Choose what to believe

 

All Because I thought 

“I love you” 

was more believable 

Than what you did to me

 

But now 

I love you

Someone who would never use me 

Someone who loves me too 

 

And Because he loves me

He would never ravage me 

Because he loves me 

He promises to never let it happen again

Because he loves me 

I feel safe 

 

Because he loves me 

He understands when I say “no”

Because he loves me 

He gives me everything I could want 

Because he loves me

I am no longer broken 

 

 

Over 310,000 people in the United States suffer from sexual abuse. Don’t let yourself be one. Don’t let “I love you” be an excuse. 

 

 

 

 

 

This poem is about: 
Me

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