Never Safe

August 27, 2008
By KatiebugLadybug BRONZE, San Diego, California
KatiebugLadybug BRONZE, San Diego, California
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Favorite Quote:
“Love knows no limit to its endurance, no end to its trust, no fading of its hope; it can outlast anything. Love still stands when all else has fallen.”

I’m trying to start my life anew
Thoughts of the past still fill my head
I think of how I fell for you
The day you hit me, the day I bled
The night I finally turned and fled
You ignored my cry, neglected my plea
I wish I’d foreseen what was ahead
Why didn’t you just let me free?
Instead you had to come after me.

Bless the little dreaming girls
I used to believe the lies
Blind to the truth of the real world
May you cover their innocent eyes
The mirror reflects my own demise
I fall to my knees and to God I pray
Hidden beneath this false disguise
Until the bruises fade away
Tomorrow will be a better day

Kiss me softly and hold me tight
I’m never safe, always afraid
My cry is heard in the depth of night
Sometimes I wonder if I should have stayed
Toughened up and taken the blade
I guess God didn’t hear my prayer
Though every night I prayed
I’m hurt and though it isn’t fair
My pain is just my cross to bear

The author's comments:
Domestic abuse is much too common in society. Girls/women who have suffered abuse from their boyfriends/husbands often feel like it's somehow their fault or that they should go back to them. Abuse leaves permanent physical and psychological damage. Be strong and leave; never take back a man who hit you! You deserve so much better.

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