Human Trafficking (poem by me)

She’s my daughter,
She’s her sister,
She’s their friend,
but to others, she’s just a picture
in the end.

She’s a model,
She’s a stripper
She’s more than that—
She’s a victim.

She sells her body
but it takes a toll on her soul
And the money, well she has to hand it over
to her earthly master—
yep, the human trafficker.

The girl was tricked and nabbed
Escaping’s not a possibility
‘cause if she runs or blabs
they will strike her family.

They feed her drugs and lots of gin
Cause she hates all this
And has to fake all this
But buyers are fooled by her sexy grin.

Buyers buy, sell, and facilitate
because they have money to compensate
But would they really if they knew the truth that…
She’s my daughter,
She’s her sister,
She’s their friend
And ultimately, she’s God’s daughter
in the end.

*January is human trafficking awareness month.

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For That Girl (poem by me)

I wish I was your mother
so I could caress your infant head,
tuck you in at night,
and read a story by your bed.

I wish I was your mother
so I could say it will be okay,
bandage your cut,
and send you back out to play.

I wish I was your mother
so I could tell you God’s plan,
take you to church,
and urge you to wait for a godly man.

*This poem was written in honor of National Adoption Day.

The Villain (poem by me)

When I kissed those lips,
It was the same lips 
that had never been nursed 
by a mother's breast.

When I kissed your cheek,
It was the same cheek 
that had one day been slapped 
by your mom in a fitful rage.

When I signed on the line,
I should have read the fine print,
that most days you would 
inwardly cringe from me,
as you once cringed from her,
and you would live in fear
you would be abandoned
because she had forsaken you.

I only ask that you give me 
a clean slate—a fresh start,
I ask you to see me for me 
instead of making me 
into shadow puppets
of your villainous mother.

*This is a FICTIONAL poem written from the perspective of a woman who had married 
a man with a harsh childhood. The truth is I am married to a well-adjusted man 
with a caring mother.

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Rage (poem by me)

Your anger runs off the tracks,
Like a speeding freight train,
Scything creatures and kids,
Seething like toxic rain.

It’s electrified,
Completely out of control,
Unjustified,
No one even tries to slow.

Next time you get angry with me,
Count backwards from three,
Cause I’m no longer standing by ,
Waiting for sparks to fly.

Taste some of God’s fruit,
He can easily subdue,
All that hatred inside,
If only you ask Him to.

Do not make friends with a hot-tempered person,
    do not associate with one easily angered… —Proverbs 22:24

“In your anger do not sin”: Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry… —Ephesians 4:26

*Get ready! April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month.

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Misconceptions (poem by me)

Girl
Head high
Fears nothing
For no one harms
Her more than herself
Mutilation
She is a
Cutter
Girl

Hurt
Thinking
Of the day
She lost control
Abused and misused
Who has the knife
Now, Daddy
Self harm
Hurt

God
Hoping
He is not
Like her father
Shred misconceptions
Accept and give
Forgiveness
Loving
God

And do not call anyone on earth ‘father,’ for you have one Father, and he is in heaven. —Matthew 23:9

*This is NOT a biographical poem. Although my dad was not perfect, every memory I have of him is sweet—God rest his soul.

© 2016 Kim Bond

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Our Deliverer (prayer)

Jer 30 17(Join me in prayer for the misused, exploited, or abused.)

Lord,

We pray for people in our lives and in other parts of the world

Who have been misused, exploited, or abused.

We pray for opportunities and courage

For victims to leave dangerous circumstances.

Bring victory to organizations that reach out;

Give them success in their operations.

Convict the aggressors in their offensive ways

And cause them to confess and repent

Right now in the Name of Jesus,

Woe to those who refuse to repent,

Multiply their punishments.

Restore precious innocence

To those who have been robbed of it.

Completely heal and restore

Victims’ minds, bodies, and souls.

Open eyes to see that You are our

Savior, Rescuer, Defender, and Deliverer.

In Christ’s Name, Amen.

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For Victims of Child Sex Abuse

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There are many types of sexual abuse and all are devastating. One of the most difficult types of sexual abuse occurs when the victim is a child. Oftentimes, the abuser takes advantage of a child’s trust, their desire to please, and their innocence. If you are the victim of sexual abuse, you know the pain is much deeper than a physical pain. Somehow the wounds made by sexual abuse scar the victims in ways that overflow into every aspect of their lives. Do not underestimate the damage done by sexual abuse.

Victims may suffer from any of the following: sleeplessness, nightmares, depression, a desire to cut or harm yourself, desires to numb yourself with alcohol and drugs, paralyzing fear, inability to trust or maintain good relationships, guilt, regret, shame, unhealthy sex relationships, avoiding life, overly concerned with control, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, anxiety, stress, headaches…

If you are the victim of sexual abuse, God wants to help you restore your life. He wants to empower you to overcome the pain of your past and begin anew. The key to moving on is forgiveness. As hard as it may seem, you must forgive your abuser. I strongly recommend Christian counseling to sort through the emotions that are causing problems in your life. If you know someone who has been sexually abused, offer them lots of patience, understanding, and a listening ear. Urge them to get help from a professional so they can embrace all of the wonderful God has planned for their future.

Lord, I pray for you would open the door for the victims of sex abuse to get real help. I pray you would completely and totally heal them of all the emotional pain they experience. I pray for deliverance from all of the harmful ways in which they have learned to cope. Thank You, Lord, for your healing power and ability to restore. Thank You that You have placed so many caring people in the paths of Your people. In Christ’s Name, Amen.

You are not alone. Click here to watch a powerful YouTube video on from Gospel Rapper Json. He and his wife speak out about the affects of sexual abuse.

© 2015 Kim Bond

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