BROKEN, IS A MOMENT IN TIME
By Shawn Ashman
Touched inappropriately, betwixt the eyes of your parents
The fear of another is never so apparent
Fear to go to the shop alone
The shame that you feel is so unknown
Forcefully told to work like horse
Condemned to failure at your schoolwork
Beaten if chores are not done
Threatened to be killed if you have any fun
Have babies, I won’t wear protection!
Told you are worthless, without ambition
Suffer and toil with the burden of a child
Born to feel pain, suffer and toil?
You are mine; I marry you, so go to bed
You have a degree, but you can’t use your head
Cook my dinner, don’t let it be late
Told constantly that you are an ingrate
Break away, set yourself free
Live your life, choose to be happy
Embrace, who you are, put the pieces together
Broken is an experience, it’s not who you are forever!
Written by: Shawn Ashman