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Rated: 18+ · Poetry · Experience · #1508408
1st Place in Poetry Prism is Back . . . Child Abuse

Rotting, festering flesh of the spirit,
eating away at happiness and peace,
harvest of hate and revenge.

Self-loathing, more putrid
than the stench of the
one who steals the light.

Self-imposed indictment,
spiritual disease,
ravaged remains of forgotten joy.

Penicillin for these maladies,
let go of the evil inflicted,
a slow and painful healing.

Open the heart to forgiveness,
enough to wake the dying soul,
perhaps to heal the broken will.

God have mercy on victims of child abuse;
give them a voice to scream out their rage,
and bless them with courage to forgive and heal.

Pat Nelson
December 23, 2008
Re-worked April 19, 2013
First Place in "Invalid Item
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