With tears in my eyes
I was reading Voices letters when I ran across the one from Juanita Lynch. It brought tears to my eyes for the raw pain that was still displayed after 50 years. The truth of her statement was irrevocable and I felt the pain of her life after all these years. To have this secret and to have to live in this town seeing the perpetrator go about his life with no justice ever applied to him has to have been a living hell.
We take for granted what women have had to go through starting with slavery, when a mother had no choice but to submit to the master her girlchild. Some men to this day feel they have a right to do to a woman whatever they please and she is to accept it with nothing said, because no one will believe that “I” did this to you, who is considered a nobody.
No more shame, pain, guilt. Juanita, you deserve none of these—only the despicable being that harmed you deserved to suffer from these. May God give you peace is my prayer for you.
North Little Rock