Her Last Stand

I just read about a twelve year old girl
Katelyn Nicole Davis
who committed suicide
It took two weeks
for the clip to quit

Wanting to be heard
and loved
so bad
So scared to tell the truth
She had to make it her last stand

i wish I could have known her to give her a haven
even in her thoughts
so she could have the tools
to manage her emotional pain
to give her hope in a secure future
to let her not be afraid
to let her know she deserves boundaries
has her own life to make

But she’s gone
because her step father
couldn’t stop sexualizing his daughter
and her mother
needed something that was worth more than
her honor.

What is a safe place worth?
her truth spread like ground cover
And everybody wonders…

It’s no mystery to me.

When people are fulfilling your basic needs,
you can bet it’s not for free…
You let things slide because you think you need it
turn it down in your head so you cant feel it
Meanwhile a good meal and a clean break
could heal it
Could even do the right thing and
deal with it
but that would mean
you’d have to shatter your dreams
and face your destiny
Dont erase it
Each petal in the bloom
a different face of you
If you see another little girl
with the same eyes
You’ll know it’s you
and this time
you’ll know what to do.
Babies please dont take your lives
we can find a way to face
their legacy of lies
and get you to a safer place
help you readjust your mind
Oh God how many times
this could have been me
I wish you were here
I could help you miss the years after
trying to find meaning in laughter
acting out your degradation
like a lamb at the slaughter
No that wouldn’t have been you
You would have been better
I’d teach you everything I know
Encourage you
Stood there until your last chapter.


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