Wednesday, May 19, 2010

outside this window...

it's a beautiful world
outside this window
but within these walls
lives a dark and sinister force,
the warden of my mental prison,
who subject innocent children like me
to unimaginable pain and suffering.
can someone please rescue me?

*this piece is written from the perspective of a child living through any form of child abuse - emotional, physical, sexual, verbal harm or neglect. chances are, you will walk by one of them today.
i pray for them.

11 comments:

elizabeth said...

I am always having to rescue myself from that same prison.

Sending love to you!

(I like the sight of the fence through the window.)

Lyn said...

Simply moving ... I hope you are OK Se'lah. Thanks for sharing.

Kathryn Grace said...

"Unimaginable pain and suffering." Whatever causes this, I have no means of rescue, only prayers that somehow you receive what you most need, and that love prevail.

Birdie said...

You made me cry ... I feel with them, I feel with each and every of them very very deeply! love to you Se'lah, I'm looking forward reading all your posts from the past two weeks :-)

vchelle said...

Powerful words that brings forth powerful images and emotions! I keep all children in my prayers today and everyday!

Chris said...

As long as I live, I will NEVER understand why anyone, anyone, would want to harm a child in any way, shape or form. I, too, pray for them.

Cinner said...

Se'Lah, this tears at my heart, I have seen such saddness in some children, I pray for safety, love and happiness for them all. i pray that children can be children and play and feel safe and are fed and most of all be loved. take care.

Kass said...

I wish I knew a way to release them all.

Shell said...

I pray for all the abused children out there and that there is divine justice for those who hurt children. For me, sometime earthly justice isn't enough.

Marilyn said...

What powerful words and so sad. Yes, we will pray.

Relyn said...

This makes me so sad. You have power in your words, my friend.