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Topic: Outlook (06/02/11)
TITLE: Did You See?
By Leola Ogle
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Head down, shuffling feet, trying not to be seen
Not saying a word, though longing to be heard
Misery, apathy, begging, praying to be set free
From the prison she’s in, looking out from within
Frightened, afraid to live, but more afraid to die
Crushed, bruised, battered, youthful dreams shattered
Prince Charming, happily ever after, to her all a lie
It’s your fault says he, she knows that can’t be
He belittles, abuses, ‘til she assumes his disgrace
Outlook hopeless and grim, terrified of him
What to do? Should she tell? Where to go to be safe?
No family or friends, took time to see within
Beyond the smile, see her pain and suffering
The neighbors next door, choosing to ignore
The screams, the bruises, the endless fighting
Did you hear her today, what she had to say?
Timidly speaking, daring to trust and confide
What was she told? “You just have to be bold!
Stand your ground, don’t back down, don’t hide!”
Did you see her today, as she walked your way?
In the door, up the aisle, and right past your pew
This her very last hope, no longer able to cope
Did you notice? Feel her pain? What did you do?
Did you see her today, as she was carried away?
Lying on a gurney, covered with a sheet
“I love you,” Jesus said, as she took her last breath
No more pain, suffering – in death set free
Do I see them walk by, hearing their cry?
The lost, broken-hearted, battered, abused
God, please help me see, those in front of me
Share Your heart, Your love, so they may see You.
For you see, she was me, I was she, though set free
For I didn’t die, no not I, I survived, I’m alive!
Thank you, Jesus!
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