Photomontage of child and adult avatars blindfolded and posed in the same position with the child at the center of the adult

#MeToo

I am not that little boy
who lay awake at night
dreading the touch
of a pedophile’s
hands

– I am not that little boy –

But I will never forget
his pain or dishonor
his torment by
pretending it
never happened.

(c) Rob Goldstein 2017

9 thoughts on “#MeToo

    1. I wrote this as a reminder to myself, a way of telling myself to snap out of it and come back to the present. And you’re right, there is nothing I can do to change what happens. Once a child is broken they are consigned to living lives in spite of what was done. And that’s why survivors have to speak out…

      Children have a right to safety, protection, good food and everything they need to face the challenges of adulthood.

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    1. Agreed Paula. It’s not just the physical abuse, it’s the gaslighting of the abuser and his or her complicit enablers. There are people in this world who have no sense of right or wrong. To them, life is a game and the rest of us are suckers.

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