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Wisdom

Seven years old, abusively violated!
Only useless refuse left after 
The extraction of my innocence
Live prey, left an empty shell!
Ten years old, 
Mixed with a blend of conflicting entities
Existing entirely as an irregular frail unit
Not speaking for fear of spasmodic hesitation
Fourteen years old,
Uncontrolled, self destructive, total hatred of self!
Frequent thoughts of suicide, gun in mouth, deeply absorbed
Engrossed even, yet can’t bring myself to surpass moral bounds
Fifteen years old,
Life changing event!
Pregnant! Devastated! Abandoned! Afraid! Alone!
Except for the baby girl growing inside of me
Nineteen years old,
Repetition of the previous age
None the wiser yet, 
But slowly receiving the understanding
Of the need to repent!
Immediately discovering the hope
Finally embracing the power and 
Experiencing the Grace of the Lord
Who said that through “Him” -
ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!


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  1. Date: 12/3/2008 6:16:00 AM
    woman you have blown me a way with this incredible write. I kept groaning as I read because it was painful to read because I was there watching the gun in mouth absorb. Powerful writing my friend. You have a fan in me. This is my type of poem..real talk that provokes the mind and bring reality to life with words. Incredible job. Love your mind. Much love, Chris

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 3:09:00 AM
    Janice this touching emotional piece put tears in my eyes. Im so sorry ofr your innocence being robbed the way it was and all your pains. It really touched me and brought me so sad and the ending lifted me and made me so glad. You have an incredible talent and a new life through Jesus praise God God bless you and your's. Michael Torres

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 3:07:00 AM
    Janice this touching emotional piece put tears in my eyes. Im so sorry ofr your innocence being robbed the way it was and all your pains. It really touched me and brought me so sad and the ending lifted me and made me so glad. You have an incredible talent and a new life through Jesus praise God God bless you and your's. Michael Torres

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 2:41:00 AM
    Raul, thank you so much for your wonderful compliment! I am truly honored. Janice

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 1:23:00 AM
    Janice, this is a powerful masterpiece, a mere slice from your poetic mind. Your talent is incredible, you're one of my favorite reads...Raul