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Shadows on My Heart
(by Rachel Williams)

Into this world a girl was born
Her dreams sailed high but her spirit torn
When others laughed she could only mourn
Growing shadows on her heart

Harsh words spoken without a care
Scissors taken to cherished hair
Soiled clothes she was forced to wear
Growing shadows on her heart

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So hold me close and hug me tight
Get me through this lonely night
Help me feel love's soothing light
Erase the shadows on my heart
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Dreams and giggles stolen much to soon
Shameful visits by the light of the moon
Her silent cries became a mournful tune
Growing shadows on her heart

Vicious words followed vicious blows
Her blackened eyes, a bloody nose
Her secret kept so noone knows
Growing shadows on her heart

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So hold me close and hug me tight
Get me through this lonely night
Help me feel love's soothing light
Erase the shadows on my heart
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Broken spirit followed broken bone
Lost in a world that's hers alone
Escaping from that nightmare home
Growing shadows on her heart

Hiding her fear in the light of day
No place to run, nowhere to play
Her world began to slip away
Growing shadows on her heart

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So hold me close and hug me tight
Get me through this lonely night
Help me feel love's soothing light
Erase the shadows on my heart

Copyright 1998 Rachel Williams

 

Author's Note

This is the first poem that I tried to write to be a song.  The girl in it isn't me.  Parts of her are me and parts are my mom and parts are Kayla McKean and parts are other girls I heard about who got hurt or killed.

Rachel
December 7, 1998 

 

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