The Fourth of July

 

when i was 12 years old, on the fouth of july, my brother, my sister, and a few of our cousins were walking around our SAFE neighborhood in washington, d.c.

something happened to my foot; i think my brother threw a huge rock at it, and i couldnt walk. so they all left me there, suposedly to go get an adult to help. my foot was swollen and bleeding.

so there i sat all alone in that alley for what seemed like an eternity. it was getting darker and there were fireworks going off all around me. i was alone there for a really long time and the darker it got, the more afraid i got.

i couldn't walk my ankle was really ****** up so i started the excruciating task of trying to crawl down the alley to try and get myself home i was sooo scared and all alone. in the dark.

as i inched my way down the alley, a tall man with really long dark brown hair and a beard came out of nowhere. (i remember thinking to myself how he must be safe, because he looks like jesus).

he helped me to my feet ,and that is when i noticed that he had his penis in his hand.

he wasn't there to help me. he hurt me there in the alley. and then when he was done he left me there.

i crawled home naked because he had taken my clothes with him i dont know if they were a souvenir or what.

back in those days, they didnt have rape kits, and it was actually optional whether or not you go to the hospital.

the police did come the next day and brought photos of guys who fit the description of the guy, but since it was dark, and i was pretty traumatized i couldnt give them a 100% positive id of the guy, so no one was ever caught.

i dont really think about that incident that often, but this little girl getting stolen on the fourth of july by some really bad man has made me absolutely crazy, obsessed.

i just want her to be found and alive and to get help for the inevitable damage and harm that has been done to her.

so if anybody wondered why i was and am so adament about this there's your answer.

please do whatever you can to help them recover this angel.



hug your children tell them how much they mean to you, warn them about strangers and tell them that there are really bad people out here who will hurt them if given the chance...

make sure that your children knowIT IS ALWAYS OK TO TELL YOU ANYTHING NO MATTER WHAT, AND THAT IF ANYONE EVER DOES ANYTHING TO THEM THAT MAKES THEM FEEL SCARED OR UNCOMFORTABLE IN ANY WAY, LET THEM KNOW YOU BELIEVE THEM.


PRAY HARD FOR ZINAS SAFE RECOVERY & RETURN
breezybidj breezybidj
46-50, F
1 Response Jul 13, 2007

I'm so sorry for what happened to you. I've got goosebumps on my arms. I know several abuse victims and they all find it really hard to talk about so seeing it like this has helped me to understand.