This One’s For You

This One’s For You

this one’s for the child, the abandoned child in you
don’t blame her for the misfortunes you had
she was given up by choice, upon birth,
not even her fault
so if by some sad fate she was so hard and rebellious, forgive her for it was not her choice

this one’s for the girl, the broken girl in you
don’t shame her for the mishaps you had
she grew up lost and astray, in a place that sure was not hers
so if by some sad consequence she was delinquent, pardon her for it was not her choice

this one’s for the young lady, the assaulted young lady in you
don’t humiliate her for the violence you had
she trusted so much and believed in the good of humanity
so if by some sad repercussion she was violated, absolve her for it was not her choice

this one’s for the lady, the dumped lady in you
don’t disgrace her for the love you didn’t get
she was too young, too dumb and too naive
so if by some sad chance she was broken and hurt, acquit her for it was not her choice

this one’s for the woman, the abused woman in you
don’t condemn her for the exploitation you had
she was a victim, a silent victim
so if by chance she was hopeless and muted
condone her for it was not her choice

this one’s for you; abandoned, broken, assaulted, dumped, and abused
you are not alone, and you will never be

From an IG prompt hosted by Rosema of AReadingwriter #Novembernotes2021

Song -Satellite Call (Sara Bareilles)

19 Comments

  1. Sadje says:

    Such a moving and empathetic message Mich. wonderful!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so so much Sadje…😊😊

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      1. Sadje says:

        My pleasure Mich.

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  2. murisopsis says:

    This is beautiful! We judge others when what we need to do is extend grace to each other and to ourselves… This poem lays it all out in such poetical fashion!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Val…it is sad and so we need to do something to at least change the way we view things…

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  3. Secret Bree says:

    Outstanding πŸ’œ

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you Bree..😊

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  4. VJ Knutson says:

    Your words are empowering, Mich. Thanks for the poem and the song.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much too VJ😊

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  5. utahan15 says:

    the lost and the lone
    do not wait by the door nor the phone
    your mom and dad
    had
    well life

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  6. Beautiful, poignant, important and heart-touching, SweetMich.
    We must be kinder to others and to ourselves. ❀ People are too judgmental these days. 😦
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚
    PS…that is a fave song of mine! πŸ™‚

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn….and i am so happy this is youe favorite song..😊😊😊

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  7. I appreciate your poem, it is beautiful but also so deeply thoughtful, caring and empowering.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Pragalbha….always….😊

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      1. You are very welcome πŸ™πŸΌπŸ’›πŸ˜Š

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  8. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

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