I do not understand how a civilized society could act like this. It makes me sick to my stomach.
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Night after night no sleep.
Night time is the worst.
In the darkness is the unknown.
In the darkness is fear and sadness.
I do not go out at night.
I stay in safe from the darkness.
He cannot come in.
He cannot find me.
I am safe behind my locked door.
I nap during the day.
Or sleep with a loved one to protect me.
The fear of what will happen is hard to overcome.
Trusting in another to save me and protect me is hard.
I must trust others to help me.
To keep me safe.
To care for me.
To shelter me from harm.
Or I will never feel again.
Or I will never be safe.
Or I will never go out at night.
Or I will never sleep.
I want to heal.
I want to be safe.
I want to be free of my guilt and shame.
I want to come and go without fear of the night.
I want to smile again.
I want to feel like me.
I want to sleep peacefully.
In time when I look in the mirror the face that looks back will look like me.
In time that face will heal from cuts and bruises and will look like me.
In time I will heal on the outside.
In time I will heal on the inside.
In time I hope to trust again.
Tonight I will trust a loved one to protect me.
Tonight I will be safe.
Tonight I will sleep.
I pray you have someone to watch over you.
I pray for your safety.
I pray for you to sleep.
Sleep sister I feel your pain.
Sleep sister know I am here for you.
Sleep sister you are loved.
Sleep sister you need to heal.
Sleep sister I’ll see you soon.
“But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”
– Mark Twain