Broken Bri

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
A young girl is abused and neglected by her father, but she soon finds hope through a religious miracle.

Submitted: January 03, 2010

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Submitted: January 03, 2010



Broken Bri, oh Broken Brianna.

She traps you in her heart

like Dirty Diana.

Bri creeps around,

not saying a word.

Not making a sound,

she is dead to the world.

How sorry she looks,

her eyes painted black.

She cries in the dark

with a knife in her back.

Been used all her life,

couldn't have an objection.

She steps into the light,

look at her pale, bruised complexion.

The only thing she had

was a diary and a lot of faith.

they could throw away  her diary,

but it was God they couldn't erase.

One night there was a fussing,

a rucus if you will,

the neighbors heard the cussing,

Bri thought she'd be killed.

Her daddy kept hitting her 

and he through her against the wall.

Mommy sat in a corner

and started to bawl.

She hated to see

her daughter like this,

but if she went for help,

he'd ball up his fist...

But they say that night,

God was looking down on Bri,

because a man knocked on the door

and said, "Come with me.

I will not hurt you,

now you are safe.

We will get you and your mommy

out of this place."

With that said, Brianna was healed.

It was a slow process,

it even took years.

But after that man came to the door,

and her daddy got help,

she didn't see him anymore.

She wanted to thank

the man who had knocked,

but he was evident that

she could and would not.

He had done his job,

and he did what he had to.

Brianna and her mother were

all right afterward.

Broken Brianna was no longer

so broken.

In fact she had more faith,

and that was the best token.

© Copyright 2020 Catherine Rudderick . All rights reserved.

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