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36° 9' 37.6704" N, 86° 35' 25.9332" W

Looking up and down my arms
All you see are scars and bruises
Look inside my heart
You can see all my pain
Look inside my head
You will see the color of deepest black
Look inside my soul
You will see it all again

Hear my screams
As they pierce the quiet night air
Hear my cries
But no one comes to lighten my despair
Feel the tears
As they run straight down my face
Hear my bones
As they are splintered to the core

See your face
Bright red from all your rage
See your fists
As they punch my body relentlessly
See your feet
As they kick my tattered self
See your heart
The black hole that shows no mercy



I thought about writing this after reading and hearing stories about children who are abused when they are growing up, and feel like they have no way out.

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