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About to start again to tell the story
As I used to do to everyone that visits
Explaining on how, who when and where
And the sympathy or empathy begins
Thinking they put themselves in my shoes
But I discovered their acts and I kept silent
For they slipped their leg in and out at once
Before itching and pain start they flee
How can I escape from my own shoes?
He that wears it know where it pinches
And they that put the feet to feel
Removes their feet for fear of how it feels

Your words brought me out of stream of thought
The hug accompanied brought lasting warmth
While your palm was placed on my shaking lips
Brought an end to all the usual explanations
Speak no words, do not bother, I understand
How will I speak, when my mouth is covered?
For the first time after the unfortunate incidence
I saw someone interested in me and not the tale
How come all that have been coming are not like you?
And save my precious breath from tales of woe
And the racing heart and blood from aches
And my failing sight from an unending tears.

Professionalism meets understanding and care
My needed support and strength in times like this
For the fist time I felt being raped was an avenue
To feel real, genuine and reality of humanity
The need to have someone around so close
Who can and will shoulder and shelter in danger
You took me far away from my pains and sorrow
Though it happened yet it lessens my grief
Forgiveness of self became easier and possible
As I understand everything better bye and bye
Who needs a vision blurred by weeping from pity?
Or my innocent blood destroyed by self in this city

May all your efforts be crowned with stars
As all children healed shine like stars
While perpetrators as deterrent are behind bars
To hinder the activities that futures mar
While we achieve the best and in life go far
Just as on eagle’s wing we ride to soar
Making us potentials the world has set apart
For as achievers the sky is not so high
And we gallop in life on happy ride
In new world created where we live free and fair
Through your unrelenting effort that knows no bound
This token is for you as you await a glorious crown.

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