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HT Poetry

 

Poems written by AMP youth about human trafficking

 

I ran from the unloving family, the abusive home

Running wherever my feet would take me, where ever they would go

I was broken, misunderstood, jaded, lost, unloved, heart tainted

Then you came along cherishing me, treating me right

I finally felt loved, my future looked bright

We left one day, picked up and went far, far away and then soon came that dreadful day

When you violated me, reaped me, told me I was yours

You started beating me daily, started locking the doors,

You told me I owed you, you owned me, I must sell my body for sex,

Molesting my very being, all because of you

A different man every night, inside me, my dreams, my nightmares,

My innocence taken, my world turned upside down… Shaken to my core

I knew I’d never be free of the hell you put me through

Too scared to sleep… the fright! Too scared to run… too scared to leave

Because I knew if I did you’d come looking and catch me

You looked right through me, never saw me as a person

I hope it bothered you… cuz I was only 13

Just one question… Are you even sorry?

Will you ever feel remorse for the pain you’ve caused me?
 

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Can’t stay here to live in fear… I’m old enough to live on my own

Decide to run, family don’t treat me right

My stepdad creeps into my bed at night

Can’t stay here to live in fear… I’m old enough to live on my own

Living with friends then on the street

No place to call home… no food to eat

Can’t stay here to live in fear… I’m old enough to live on my own

Answering an ad… becoming one of many girls

Sold to the highest bidder… no more innocence or curls

Can’t stay here to live in fear… I’m old enough to live on my own

Broken, beaten, addicted and lost

Just a shell of a person wo dreams of escape at any cost

Didn’t stay here, rescued from fear… too young to live on my own
 

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Every morning I wake up and hate who I see

I’m disgusted with the things I have done

The person you’ve made me be

Every day I endured the torture another man put me through

It’s safe inside my head, that’s where I run to

I’m frightened incoherent… told to listen and obey

Will I live to see tomorrow, will I get to eat today?

God please help me! Why are my prayers unanswered?

Are there too many cries for help?

Am I not worth saving?
 

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