Forgiving does not mean forget
She stands before the mirror and you appear
An image that makes her tremble with fear
Fighting back the tears
Knowing what she has held onto all these years
She was just a little girl wanting to play
Until he entered the room and took her innocence away.
Tears rolled down her young face
When he took her to that Hell of a place.
She dare not fight
His face smiled with delight
Threatened to be tied to the bed
She listens to what he said
A piercing pain forced inside
A part of her in that moment died.
That coward got away with what he did
Taking the innocence of a young kid.
17 years have passed and she still fears she will see his face
And be brought back to that Hell of a place.
She thinks about it often since he is still here
She lives with that fear
Knowing he lives just a couple miles away
She just reminds herself to keep living for today.