Never Yours – Sarah Doughty

“I was never yours to do with as you pleased.”

[Trigger warning from Sarah: the following may be too much for victims of sexual abuse or assault. Continue with caution.]

My mouth wasn’t yours to silence. It wasn’t yours to fill with words that were not my own. It wasn’t yours to taste, or to swallow what you gave me. My mind wasn’t meant to be manipulated. To be broken. My emotions didn’t exist for you to dictate. How I should love you. Worship you with blind devotion. Or how I needed to fear you. My skin wasn’t yours to beat into submission. To scar like a brand that bore your signature. Or to enjoy in whatever way you saw fit. My hands weren’t yours to train. Not yours to be enjoyed like a lover’s caress. My body, not yours to educate. To move in the way you liked. To feel you in a way no child should feel. To accept your invasions like a ravenous beast only thirsting for more. Like a good girl would do. Your girl.

You might have created me, but I was never yours to do with as you pleased. I was never yours to break for life.

© Sarah Doughty


 

[Sarah Doughty is the tingling wonder-voice behind Heartstring Eulogies. She’s also the author of The Silence Between Moonbeams, her poetry chapbook, and the acclaimed novels and novellas of the Earthen Witch Universe. Good news, they’re all offered for free, right here! To learn more about how awesome Sarah is, check out her website, stalk her on Goodreads, or both.]

Author: Sudden Denouement

A Literary Collective

27 thoughts on “Never Yours – Sarah Doughty”

  1. This brought tears to my eyes Sarah. I only imagine how devastating this was for you and how it has affected you. You are a wonderful, beautiful soul Sarah, and that can never be taken from you. I know this must have been so tough for you to write, and I hope you gained some comfort by putting it out there to help all of us to understand what you went through. You are loved Sarah, always remember that. Hugs & Love to you my friend… Hugs & Love 🙂 ❤

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    1. Oh wow, thank you. I was once told that such things shouldn’t be written in length, at least not while I’m still feeling the pain from it. I’m not sure that will ever change, but it makes me wonder. Would it not be better if it was written with emotion? Thank you for the kind words.

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