…and stop crying your heart out by Carine Felgueiras
I recently heard of a young girl, known in my circle of friends.
Not somewhere else
…exotic and distant,
But here, nearby…
a summer’s walk away,
in a house just like mine.
A girl, fiery and opinionated;
Insisted she knew better,
even at the pain of her family.
and Liberation from the tyrannical rules of curfews and text checks.
Looking for love in all the wrong places.
And finding it,
just down the street from me.
Deceitful plagiarism called love.
The monsters deemed friends
had plans for her.
Plans to rape her and rip her heart out…
to strip her of human dignity.
She found herself chained to a bed.
Three. infinity. years.
A sex slave.
Imprisoned beyond imagination.
Treated like waste,
Less than human,
A sheet her only covering.
Passed off as a possession.
Sold for pennies.
Greed used her,
Like a disposable fast food cup,
Crushed, but not broken.
Grace found her,
Helped her escape.
Ironing out the wrinkles,
He tells her His plan:
A plan for good and not for evil.
His plan to make something beautiful
out of her nearly crushed life.
The greatest miracle of all?
That life can be beautiful again
for one such as this.
Is it more impossible
than the blind seeing,
the deaf hearing?
But butterflies break beyond their cocoon
and flit away to freedom.
Drinking nectar from a flower cup
dancing on the breath of God.
Oh dear one,
dare I hope…
dare I believe
the same for you?
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