The Tears of a Child
I came into this world screamin’ and cryin’
Never knowing that the world would be lyin’.
Big hands that touched with searing pain
And it would only be for their perverted gain.
Surrounded by four walls I would cry alone
Until she opened the door and I was already gone
Locked inside I screamed, “Don’t Leave! Help me!”
But I would never be granted any reprieve.
A Child bride I would soon become
The tears I cried inside were many but to the outside there were none
I would defend you and say that life was grand
But you would crush me without even using your hands.
The venom you spewed I would also come to use
Innocent family and friends….If they only knew.
That little girl screaming for help and they didn’t have a clue.
That which the little girl is surviving might make her turn forever blue.
“Mommy! Mommy!” were the words she always longed to hear.
But the innocent screams rang so loud and clear.
She looked for the one that helped rescue her
But she was another one gone.
How does she handle it now in this world all alone?
She screams, “Mommy! Mommy! ” from somewhere deep inside.
She was always taught to keep quiet and hide.
She also longs for the one that gave her life
But she’ll never meet those precious boys or her beautiful wife.
This child she’s full of anger and hates most things she sees.
The words they can’t hear are her hungering cries of “Help Me, Please!”
Please help me and don’t leave me alone.
But again she looks up to see they’re all gone.
She keeps those tears buried deep inside
Just like when she was taught to run and hide.
If they knew and could only see
These tears of a child that continue to haunt me.
By: Dana Landrum-Arnold