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Broken In All The Wrong Places

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Broken In All The Wrong Places

I am not being persecuted
for my faith.  I have more
then I need. When I look
abroad I can acknowledge
that compared to many others
I live like a queen....

Then why do I feel such defeat?
like I'm being swallowed whole
by the belly of the beast....

I am weary weighed down by 
sin my rap sheet is long where 
to begin. often times my heart
cries the hurt I've caused 
won't let me find peace.
So lost I've chosen to walk
alone making sorrow and regret 
a sound in me home.

I do what I think is expected of 
me but I have never felt more
alone. Blinded with grief; my
hurt disguised by rage am I only
who hears the rattling of this cage.

Blessed as I am still; for me feel 
no pity I am a cause of my own
disgrace;What others dismiss as
just another a pretty face a waste
of human space.

It's a dark road I'm on with many 
regrets untold til the I the day the 
word of my God finally in me takes hold.

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