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  Refused to be a Victim, Imagine That
by Phyllis Jean Green
Friday, August 29, 2003

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A good many of my poems are fiction; this one is not. The experience was traumatic, but I can't help being proud that I fought. Wish I could say that I fought every battle I should have. But I have had my moments. Thank you for being here and allowing me to share one of the worst a n d best. 'Pea

To the man who assaulted me in his car
under the highway bridge
just before the turn-off
to Lake Springfield
as traffic hummed overhead
and night began to fall:
Did I bruise you? Did it take time to heal?
Did I hurt your ego?
I was just a child, and you thought I was weak.
Did I surprise you?
I scratched and bit and made my escape.
I won’t ask if you were ashamed.
I won’t ask if you strong-armed some other girl
in under a week. No need to
ask if you had so little respect
for yourself, you filled the gap with hate.
Besides, I am still too busy being relieved
I got away. I got away!!

To the boy who told the man to give me a ride,
then told me I would be safe,
knowing all the while what the man had in mind.
What can I say?
You have to live with yourself,
not I. And besides,
I got away. I got away!!

(c) Phyllis Jean Green, August, 2003

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Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/4/2003
Vividly described!!
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/3/2003
"Refused to be a Victim, Imagine That (for contest)".

The inner "I" acted first and the outer "I" performed the defense's actions.

I thank Your for sharing "Refused to be a Victim, Imagine That (for contest)".

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 9/1/2003
Outstanding write! I felt every, single, solitary word. Thanks for being brave.

Hugs to you,
Reviewed by Victoria Murray 8/30/2003
Vividly described. FABULOUS write. Thanks for sharing your experience!


Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 8/30/2003
Pea, this brings back a memory that I, too, had to fight! And I got away!!!! Thank you, friend, for sharing such a moment... stay strong....
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/30/2003
so glad you got away, sweetpea; vivid account of a harrowing and what had to be an extremely scary time! (((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in texas, karen lynn. :(
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 8/30/2003
Phyllis, the drama and chilling feeling in this poem.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/29/2003
I am glad you got away. Those two will always hold the shame of that day. Great write.
Reviewed by Erin Kelly-Moen 8/29/2003
Oh, Pea, you did got away. Strong piece yet with the essence of the fright you must have felt. Damn them both!! And, yay, YOU got away!
Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader) 8/29/2003
You are a very brave Woman to share...Such an experience chills the warmth from blood.

Writing helps to sift through traumatic events that tend to stain the mind...And you have written a most emotive, chillingly real walk in your thoughts.

Thank God you got away!!!

Great picture too....My Best, Dani xx

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