Can You Imagine?


Can you imagine being called dumb or nasty ?
For things you have not done

Can you imagine having tears fall from your face ?
Because you regained strength from being abused
You have not yet felt my pain.

Can you imagine being fourteen without a mother ?
Father stays so high and drunk he forgets you're his daughter

Can you imagine being held down and raped ?
Crying to God for forgiveness because you pray for a better day
You have not yet felt my pain.

Can you imagine giving birth to a baby ?
A child born within the family

Can you imagine your child growing with shame ?
Knowing his father has his great uncle's name
Can you imagine?
You can't feel my pain.

Can you imagine living each day ?
To make way for that child the family hates

I can only imagine
Because I live through this struggle every day

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