[Poetry] Three Months

One Month
The sun is shining, but I can’t see it.
The dirt’s been scrubbed, but I still feel it.
The room is silent, but I still hear him.

Two Months
I remember the rocks shredding my skin, but he’s okay.
I remember the blood staining my legs, but he’s okay.
I remember my screams bouncing off him, but he’s okay.

Three Months
And the world still turns for him.

© Jade M. Wong

Originally written in 2016 in response to Brock Turner’s release from jail.

For those who aren’t aware of Brock Turner and the controversy surrounding him: Brock Turner is a former swimmer at Stanford University who was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious victim. After serving three months in jail, Brock Turner was released.

Reposted as a response to the Brett Kavanaugh hearings.

For those who aren’t aware: Brett Kavanaugh is a judge for the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, and a nominee to sit on the United States Supreme Court, the highest court in the country. During his confirmation hearings, he was accused of sexual assault. Currently, there is an FBI investigation into the allegations. 

I’ll leave you with a quote that someone on twitter said: “Brock Turners grow up to be Brett Kavanaughs who make the rules for Brock Turners.”

Featured Photo By Volkan Olmez

59 thoughts on “[Poetry] Three Months

    • Thank you Angela for reading and commenting! I’m sorry that this is relatable to you, as this poem is quite a tragic one, but I am glad to be able to let you know through my poetry that you are not alone 💜

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    • Yes, it breaks my heart too that something like this is still so prevalent today. I will continue to hope for a day when this is not the case 😦

      Thank you for reading michnavs! It’s always nice to see your kind words!

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  1. When I read the news, oh, it broke me. I can’t believe the injustice that has been carried out by a system which is supposed to be the most Just of them all, “the court”. Thank you for writing a poem on this Jade. ❤️

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  2. This makes such a deep statement with the situation. I had seen this in insta and obviously you know how much huge a fan I am of you..But given the context, it stands out even more profound and powerful. The world is so unfair isn’t it..I had read the case too and reeled in the injustice of it.

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    • I agree with you completely. Nobody knows if Brock will regret or is regretting his actions, only he does. I just wish there was more justice for the victim: her entire life has been turned upside down, not just because of what Brock did to her, but also because of the long trial process and the media attention. She deserves so much better. I also agree, I would hate to be in the vicinity of such a man.

      P.S. Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed the poem 🙂

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