Footnote: Sister Barbara A

You hid behind that
port-wine stain and marital
meekness---passive as
that bastard you married blamed
your daughter for being raped.





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Powerful with stunning

Powerful with stunning imagery.

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People like to blame the

People like to blame the girl. They'll claim she 'asked for it.' And in some cultures they literally treat it as being her own fault. It's disgusting.

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It appears I forgot to thank you for your comments on this poem.  I am sorry.  I was ill during part of the holidays, and that may have contributed to the unintentional neglect, and implied bad manners on my part.  But thanks for commenting on the poem, your words are appreciated.