Uncles, oh Uncles
You were supposed to be an extension of our loving fathers and mothers
A loving example of a trusted relative
Wise and becoming
You weren't always related to us
We called you "uncle" out of respect
But the joke is on us right?
Because you never showed that respect back to us
Instead, you abused your authority as our superiors
And acted out your perverted sexual desires on our innocent bodies
You raped some of us
You molested others
You attempted to touch a few of us
You sexually harassed others too
I can still feel the hot breath of one of these "uncles"
I haven't seen him for years
As a little girl, he always seemed to find me at church
He would always press his body so close to my own
And whisper things into my ears
He would hold me so tightly, I'd try to pull away but he was so much stronger than me
My parents couldn't understand why I always said that I didn't like him
Neither could I
There was another uncle, a distant relative, that I would meet when I was in high school
A distant relative, it didn't stop him from leering at me
Almost drooling as his eyes were hooked to my body with a devilish grin
I escaped an unpleasant encounter when I was left alone with him
Oh uncles, why do you do these things?
One “uncle”, unrelated, wanted to take me on a date behind my parents backs
Another pervertedly grinned at me as he visited our home
He pulled out a $20 bill and handed it to me
He told me that I reminded me of his mother
But the way that he looked at me with such a flaming lust said otherwise
It was almost as if that green paper note was a devilish transaction of sorts
His money for my silence in his visual undressing of my body
Oh uncles, what sin did we commit in being women?
Was your hot lust too much that you needed to satisfy it with leering or grabbing or forcing yourself on us when we were
And young women?
I've heard tales of uncles molesting and raping loved ones
Those who we were meant to trust, betrayed us the greatest
Uncles, oh uncles
Hear my plea
Enough is enough!
Stop your abuse in Canada
Stop your abuse in India where your infant rape reigns
Stop your abuse in South Africa where babies continue to be killed from your perversions
Stop your abuse in Nigeria
We are calling for an end to your terror
Get your pants zipped and keep your tainted hands to yourself!
Let your wickedness come to an end