You crushed my soul and bruised my mind
You made me afraid of what's left behind
I never knew and never had learned
That love is gift: not something earned.
So throughout my life I lived afraid
I was abused and I was betrayed
I trusted so many and I got hurt
My early years left me such dirt.
Then one day, one moment of grace;
Someone came forth to help me erase
All those years, those hurts inside
I was set free and felt safe outside.