By: abigail campanie

You’ve hurt me so far deep inside
That the wounds may never heal
I don’t know if I can love again
I’m scared of what they’ll do.

I’ve formed a protective seal
Around my body and my soul
To block out those intruders-
Who want me for their own.

I feel like I’ve been raped
Of everything I have
And hung out on the clothesline
For everyone to see.

My heart's been torn and trampled on,
My soul’s been broken, too.
My body feels so violated,
My mind’s been cracked in two.

I doubt that I will ever trust
A man who says he cares
After all the lies you told me
Believing seems so bare.

I hope I’ll overcome this
In the days that are to come
But never will I forget about
This pain induced in me.