I saw this clip about a woman who had gone through child abuse and I wrote this out of the pain I felt for her.
Can I hug you?
Can I rip your tears away
so you never feel the pain
you feel each and every day?
I want to cry for you
because someone has made your life
this warped and tattered, bruising mess
and I know it wasn’t your fault
and I know you never wanted it this way,
or any way
but the right way.
I don’t know—
I can’t know you
Because I can’t understand what you’ve been through,
because I don’t know your agony,
So let me go back in time and kiss those teary eyes
and cut off your clinging shame.