Today I told her story

I told her story today
The story of that child of mine
That wounded inner child
I told her story today
To the last one alive who needed to hear it
No matter the words fell on deaf ears connected to 
an emotionless heart
I told her story today

She is free now
Free from the self-imprisonment
Free from the shame
Free from the pain
She is free now

I told her story today
The one of an 8-year-old girl child
Innocence 
Purity
Drugged into submission
Ritual rape to ‘cleanse and purify’ the sinners
I told her story today

She is free now
Free from the mind control that kept her from 
remembering, from living
Free from the destroyer who would have her believe she is unclean and unworthy
Free from the chains that bound her to her betrayer, to her
captors
She is free now

I told her story today
She has been heard
A new purpose now to unfold
Eight going on sixty
New life 
New story in the making of a united being, 
a whole being
But today, I told her story