Uniquely Designed

Young girl with a dream,
so vibrant and full of life
got tossed like fresh meat
into a lion’s den she was never
able to call home.
Even after many years.

Her family did her wrong.
They dug a shallow grave
out in the Amazon jungle,
threw her in it,
and left her to die.

At least that’s what it felt like
when they talked about her
like a dog and treated her
like the scum of the earth.
The flame in her eyes got smaller and smaller.

They would keep her up
into the wee hours of the night
spreading lies and rumors
with their super tall tales
only fools would believe.
And they did, like good little robot followers.

She would cry herself to sleep,
soaking pillow after pillow
as her heart bled and bled
night after terrible night.
A repeat of the nights before.

Though she wanted to die
from the cruelty of the people
who claimed to love her,
she chose to endure through the pain
because it was not about her.

LIFE was bigger and greater
than she could ever understood.
Her journey was uniquely designed by God.
And she’s not mad anymore.
It’s been her make or break journey.