Trust Me (a serious matter)

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I have struggled with what the Supreme Court decided on Roe v Wade. I have wept for all those who were trusting of someone they shouldn’t have been. I sobbed for those who were given a memory they weren’t prepared to deal with. But it’s the ones whose lives are forever ruined seeking to find help in a most difficult situation that I cry for now. I was reminded Dirty Dancing was not a love story with flowers and hearts, but about a privileged girl helping someone in trouble. Penny came out of it able to have kids. Had she not had medical help she may not have been able to. She could have died. Those are the ones we will soon all mourn. This is just what could happen to many.

He smiled at me

He said I could trust him

I did

He held my hand

He said I would like it

At first I did

(NO)

He held me down

He said I deserved it

I didn’t

(NO)

He laughed at me

He said I was worthless

I wasn’t

(NO)

**

I gathered my strength

I knew I could do this

It wasn’t me

I pointed at him

I said he had done it

He did

**

They locked him away

They told me my fate

It grows

(NO)

They said I could love it

They said it didn’t matter

It did

**

He said I could trust him

He said he could help me

… now I can never have children


Written for Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (FOWC) – trust

11 thoughts on “Trust Me (a serious matter)”

  1. You’ve written it so well and with such a lot of sensitivity Leigha. It’s a decision that is hard to swallow for any woman, anywhere

  2. One of your best! As painful as it is to contemplate, our road ahead is going to be deadly and divisive. I just hope that we, individually and as a country, have the ability to take the road of our choice. Hopefully, our first stop on the journey will be the voting booth.

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