Childhood should be about ice cream,
lollipops and happy treats,
But my heart danced to a different beat.
My girl cousin committed a sin against me.
Why did this happen?
This isn't how childhood should be!
Where were my help and friends?
Not understanding this mess,
…can life just end?
My childhood left at age ten,
and by 14,
my body had a couple of men.
To me childhood
Was not really understood,
I wasn’t a child
But just a girl gone buck wild.
At age 5, I could have been dead…
During my childhood,
A shotgun was pointed to my head.
After that, seven men broke into my home,
At age 35, I still didn't want to be alone.
All in all, childhood left a mark
On my heart…
From the very start.