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You’re Loved

December 18, 2019
By fengelkenskelley BRONZE, Marion, Illinois
fengelkenskelley BRONZE, Marion, Illinois
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Beautiful girl, homecoming queen, already broken at eighteen. 

She’s perfect to the world but they don’t really see

She’s screaming, “Help me!”

Lost inside her mind, she’s running out of time. 

They don’t see what’s hiding underneath her makeup 

They don’t know that she gets beat up. 

They can’t see all the bruises and cuts.


Chorus:

Beautiful child, don’t you know you’re loved?

Don’t you know that you don’t have to give up?
Keep your hope, keep your faith

The light will outshine your darkest days

(Ohhh, the light will outshine your darkest days)


Verse 2:

Little boy, thinking to himself

“Why can’t I be good enough?”

“Why don’t they want me?”

“Mommy, Daddy, I promise I’ll do better”

“Please don’t make me go away.”

Tears staining his angelic face

He feels like a waste of space


Chorus:

Beautiful child, don’t you know you’re loved?

Don’t you know that you don’t have to give up?

Keep your hope, keep your faith

The light will outshine your darkest days

(Ohhh, the light will outshine your darkest days)


Verse 3:

Youth are being used and abused

Is there anyway we can save them?

Is there anyway to protect the next generation? 

We have to stop all this pain and humiliation 

Oh, child, it’ll be okay

Oh, child, You’ll find your way

You’ll find your way one day


Chorus:

Beautiful child, don’t you know you’re loved?

Don’t you know that you don’t have to give up?

Keep your hope, keep your faith

The light will outshine your darkest days

(Ohhh, the light will outshine your darkest days)


 


The author's comments:

Child abuse is very near and dear to my heart. I thought it needed more representation. 


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