my fear/my growth

fears spread far and wide

personal fears are ones we cannot hide


my fear was relationships


all because of one man

the fear from consent

a fear not chosen to have


my fear was rape


how do you escape from that

how to overcome


my growth was love


love not chosen but grown

a love forbidden in new surroundings

bloomed within weeks


my growth was learning I could be loved


that I was not unlovable

that I would feel as though I deserve


my fear was rape

from a man I loved


my growth was love

with a man from fate

This poem is about: 
My community
My country
Our world


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