Today’s post is by our Brave Poet, Cindy Powell
I See You
I see you hidden in the shadows
Silenced by your shame
I see you trapped in darkness
Locked in a prison of pain
I see you victimized by perversion
Forced to serve the lust of man
I see the tears you cry each night
Over innocence lost at their hands
I see you cast into a pit of despair
Heartache your closest friend
I see you battling demons alone
Unsure the nightmare will ever end
I see the torment you’ve endured
Your humanity, they stole
I see the scars of injustice
Now carved upon your soul
I see you, little one, I see you
I have since your days began
I see what’s been done to you—
It was never part of My plan
I see, but so must others
My eyes search to and fro
For those who will hear My heart
And shake the status quo
I see, now will you?
Can you hear her crying still?
Will you do what you can to help?
If not you … who will?
The issue of human trafficking isn’t one you tie up with a nice tidy bow at the end of six or seven stanzas, so it was hard to know how to end this. The only way that made sense was with an invitation to get involved—because, honestly, that’s only way slavery itself will ever end. Is it time for you to rise up and take the brave step of getting involved to the degree you are able?
Part of the inspiration for this piece is this video clip. Trafficking is rampant at major sporting events (yes, even in the U.S.) and since the Super Bowl is just around the corner, our eyes need to be open. The fact that January is National Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness month makes this an even more fitting time to bring awareness to this issue. For more information on how you can help, I have some tips and organizations listed in this post over at my blog Simple Faith.