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Good Touch / Bad Touch (Frustration and Violation)

by Shy Leigh

I hate it when men touch me
when I don't want to be touched
I'm so sick of being taken
advantage of.

Doctors, teachers,
coaches, dentists,
why can't they learn
to keep their distance?

I'm not an object,
I'm a human being
I'm not your pleasure
I have feelings.

Argh.

05/02/2003

Author's Note: Definitely not my best, but I needed to vent. I had to find a new dentist because I'm away at college...bad experience. Title comes from a skit I saw in school when I was in kindergarten. It was about what was an "appropriate" touch from an adult, and what was out of line, etc.

Posted on 05/03/2003
Copyright © 2021 Shy Leigh

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Quentin S Clingerman on 05/08/03 at 01:20 AM

Message comes through loud and clear! Frustration and feeling of exploitation strongly expressed.

Posted by Rachelle Howe on 08/10/12 at 10:43 PM

As my bestfriend Sarah would say, "show them on the bear."

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