Make me a Bird

February 28, 2011
By LoveSavesTheDay SILVER, Estherville, Iowa
LoveSavesTheDay SILVER, Estherville, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
I accept chaos; however I'm not sure it accepts me. (Bob Dylan)

I don't remember being innocent
You robbed me of that long ago
Makes me feel dirty
Makes me feel small
I wish you could see my first memory
Pick it from my brain
Now imagine
One of your tots
with that same first memory
I hope you feel dirty
I hope you feel small
Remember way back when
I asked you "why?"
"I don't know" was your reply
10 years later and I still wonder
still looking for answers
They say what doesn't kill you makes you stronger
Well I'm not sure I got stronger
Think I just got messed up
Door alarms and silent screams
shouldn't fill a child's dreams
How could you eat your cereal in the morning?
All cool and collected
like nothing ever happened?
You should have felt dirty
You should have felt small
Well God, "Make me a bird so I can fly far far away"
I know how you feel Jenny
I know how you feel...

The author's comments:
I was sexually abused by my brother at a young age.. it went on for years, tore my family apart. What happened to my brother? He went to jail for a few months and moved on with his life. I'd like to say I completely moved on, but I never talk about it.. shove the memories in a dark corner and forget about them is what I try to do.. Nobody wants to hear about stuff like that right? But what I realized is that this has happened to soo many young girls, young boys, innocent people. I realized it might be okay to talk about. So as an act of entirely moving on I wrote this little piece and let the memories come a flooding

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