Innocence violently taken,
Leaving nothing but shame.
Words of loath and hate,
And angry acts of force,
Are followed with a look of deep disgust,
For one who desperately needed love.
I wallowed in a heart devoid of love
Its beauty had been taken.
Dark images bled streams of disgust,
Filling my resevoir of shame.
Hope that had been removed by force,
Was now gladly exchanged for hate.
I found refuge in my right to hate,
Justified in my rejection of love.
Giving in to this dark force,
A destructive path was taken.
A thousand deaths were planned in shame,
For the man who sowed my disgust.
But One refused to allow my self imposed disgust,
Or recognize my right to hide within my hate.
He placed in me a need to share my shame,
And in doing so, a tiny seed of love,
Within my shattered soul was taken
To become His healing force.
Within my heart this unseen force,
Whittled away my wall of disgust.
Until hope was released and taken
On my ocean of hate,
In waves of unconditional love,
To cleanse my soul of shame.
Released from my prison of shame,
I stumbled forth.This time not by force,
But supported by His selfless love.
God healed my dependence on disgust.
Once freed from my addiction to hate,
A new path could be taken.
Forgiveness for him who brought my shame, released in me new forces,
Hope, replaced the receding waters of hate, and faith, disempowered my demons of disgust.
I, who was so unworthy, was taken and restored, by His merciful love.
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