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Hushed Voice

A child who learned
To speak in hushed voices.
A girl who yearned
To make her own choices.

Then a teen who learned
To only sob quietly;
A teen who feared
An exposed reason and history.

Two times, one life,
And only one reason—
Refusal of the world to see
What was really going on.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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