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Vandalism of the Heart

July 17, 2016
By juniormint GOLD, Manassas, Virginia
juniormint GOLD, Manassas, Virginia
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Favorite Quote:
Don't change so people will like you. Be yourself and the right people will love the real you.

Once there was a little girl,

Her world was all she knew.

What she thought was normal treatment

Turned her black and blue.


Once there was a little girl,

She cried herself to sleep.

Sticks and stones didn’t break her bones,

Words left her in a heap.


Once there was a little girl,

To a bright light she awoke.

Realization let her know

Her great big heart was broke.


Once there was a little girl,

She had a band-aid on her soul.

It took years and years of healing

The throbbing pain had finally dulled.


Once there was a little girl,

Big tears welled in her eyes.

The grown woman in the mirror

Was one she did not recognize.

The author's comments:

Abuse is not okay. This is for all of you with broken, beating hearts.

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on Jul. 23 2016 at 2:41 pm
Julia49731 SILVER, Peoria, Arizona
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This is amazing, it really strikes a chord