She’s afraid

She never got over

abuse as a child

She talks when necessary

but stays by herself

She doesn’t trust women

they could have stopped

the abuses

She learned it’s best to overeat

and dress in worn-out clothes

She tells me if she looks

overweight & dresses in rags

people leave her alone

She stays home

reads romantic


to see what she is missing

No one calls

She likes it this way

The damage is done

she wants to look and dress

as ugly as she can

It keeps others away

especially men

Dear Lord Jesus,

will you heal

her emotions

and make her whole again?


(October 28, 2021)

Published by Jim Wortham

As a teen, wanted to live from writing poetry. Wrote several books, selling nationally. Hung out with readers throughout the United States. My writing has been on back burner. Now dusting off my desk and have my pen in hand. Hope you enjoy some of what I write.

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