Just Maybe

by Jodie Quintero
(Lantana, Fl)

You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
What he did to me….
Well maybe, just maybe
I didn’t want to relive the pain and misery….

You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
How he held me down….
Well maybe, just maybe
I didn’t want to remember the feeling of the cold hard ground…..

You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
How he put his hands on my breast…
Well maybe, just maybe
I didn’t want to remember that feeling of helplessness….

You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
How he violated my soul….
Well maybe, just maybe
I didn’t want to remember how he forcefully took control….


You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
How he kicked me aside….
Well maybe, just maybe
I felt like I wanted to run away and hide…..

You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
Why my heart felt black and cold…
Well maybe, just maybe
I was afraid of what would happen if I ever told

You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
So others won’t feel the same….
Well maybe, just maybe
I didn’t want to relive the horror and feel that unbearable shame…

You asked why I didn’t tell anyone
And why I didn’t say a word…..
Well maybe, just maybe
I did, but nobody heard…..

You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
That I need help to get through the horrible pain….
Well maybe, just maybe
The scars were too deep and still remain…..



You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
You ask why I didn’t tell anyone
Well maybe, just maybe
Well maybe, just maybe
Well maybe, just maybe
I will………..

Please find the strength to tell.
You are not alone.
National Sexual Assault Hotline
1.800.656.HOPE (4673)







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