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  • It Takes 20 Seconds To Shame A Child And 20 Years To Undo It



    To those who have hurt and wounded me
    who have stripped me
    beat me, shamed me, humiliated me.
    You who laughted at me when I couldn't
    spell my name or tie my shoe laces.
    You who took my job when I was still celebrating its getting.
    You who shot me.
    You who made me kneel down and put a gun to my head on a border road.
    You who blamed me when you knew it was not true.
    You who mockingly whispered in the ears of others in front of me.
    You who were supposed to love me, held me up for ridicule, sport for others.
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