Daddy left me – I didn’t know what a man’s love was supposed to look like.
His words were warmth to my cold heart
They picked me up and carried me away from loneliness.
“I will never leave you.”
“I will never hurt you.”
Snap! I was caught in his snare.
He gutted my innocence
I was meat on the market for anyone with an appetite.
“You can never leave me.”
“I will kill you.”
I’m kept with the herd – naked. hungry. hurting.
I go to the slaughter every night
Butchered over and over and over.
“You are nothing.”
“You are dirty.”
“You can never leave.”
I don’t know what high school is.
I don’t know what friendship is.
I don’t know what true love is.
I do know what sex is.
I do know what drugs are.
I do know what pain is.
That’s all I know.
I can’t cry out for help.
Will you be my voice?