The kite flies
In the sky
But just like
EYES WIDE OPEN
I want people to see
People must see
With eyes wide open
People must see
how many children have been hurt
the long lasting effects of abuse
that children must be free and have wings to fly
that children must have hope and security to grow
that children must have courage and not be afraid
People MUST see
With eyes wide open.
OPEN YOUR HEART
I come not to discuss my life experience
but rather to bring awareness of the impact
that abuse has on a person, especially on a child.
Abuse shatters dreams
it causes one to despair, not knowing where to turn.
Emotional, mental, physical and sexual
None of them easy.
A child needs nurturing
reassurance that everything will be okay.
A child looks for a sense of security
But instead her trust is betrayed.
Why should a child be weighed down
by such a horrific experience.
Who will be guiding this child
towards a happy and successful life.
Unfair, to say the least
what are we doing to show our innocent children
that they are safe.
are you willing to make
will you open your heart or will you turn the other
It takes a tremendously strong spirit
to bear all its pressures.
UNLEASHING MY SILENCED
I have no voice
I draw in silence
I speak through my drawings
Our silent tears are overflowing with screaming pain
Our Mother's hate inflicted upon her child for a lifetime
The Beast's hand created too many tears
For each tormented tear we created a child
My voice of what I hear and see from so many children
In my drawings you'll see the torture we survived
Please, Please don't destroy my silent voice
Keep it safe
So we can share it
Please, Please don't throw out my silent voice
You see we must say Hello to our pain in our silent
Before we can say Goodbye to our pain we survived
I’m me, not you
Though as a child
I didn’t know
where I ended
and you began.
I’m your daughter
I’m your sister
I’m not a sex object
I’m me, not you.
I am a beautiful child
Bright and pure
In order to escape your eyes
I had to leave my body
While I had to go somewhere else
Into blackness, scary but safe.
I can be part
of this tree
Hidden in its curves and lines
No one can see me
I am covered and held
Here I am safe enough
to close my eyes
BREAK THE SILENCE
Break the silence, to heal the hurt
Make me feel what I once learned.
Stripped of dreams, so long ago
The courage within makes me whole.
Bleeding inside, screaming with pain,
Make me believe in life once again.
The struggle within is hard every day
Break the silence, there is no other way.
The courage within, that's what you
Break the silence of another man's greed.
Stolen dreams, so long ago
Made me hate my lonely soul.
Time to heal the lonely child
Bring back the love and beautiful smile!
FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH
Fountain of youth
Help us speak the truth.
My pain inside is so real
Fountain of youth, help me heal.
Use your voice that's
what it's for.
Speak your mind and thank the Lord.
Time will heal your precious heart
Break the silence and make a new start.