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Lord Give Me Strength

Respect is my Strength,
Lord help me stay Straight,
Everyday is Scared Straight,
Give me Guidance and Strength,

No matter the time,
How high the sun rises,
Enemies flank from all sides,
Fatherless once now he’s returned,
Mother drugged hit point of no return,
Left when the eviction notice was served,
When luck shows up everyone expects handouts,

Separating nightmares from work,
Keeping family close within arm’s length,
Privacy keeps contacts saved under fake names,
Alcohol Anonymous isn’t a mystery since you asked,
Been sober from poison since the last hospitalization,
Trying to hide hands that touched me in April from others,
Communicating with my sexual assault advocate on a daily basis,

Respect is my Strength,
Lord help me stay Straight,
Everyday is Scared Straight,
Give me Guidance and Strength,

Calling me a cheat without understanding,
Only thing I ever cheated on was a Math Test,
Haven’t fucked any other woman besides my Queen,
Conscience asked forgiveness from those I wronged,
Raised by my sister scared of men because of my father,
Majority of rapists are men would rather talk to sisters,

Getting up in the morning is a struggle,
Asking myself if it is worth being scared of shadows,
Afraid of being trapped in an elevator with a stranger,
Smell of Hennessy drives me crazy asking if I want a drink,
Asking the Lord for strength to say no carrying on with my day,
Never have I walked without falling but never have I stayed down,

Respect is my Strength,
Lord help me stay Straight,
Everyday is Scared Straight,
Give me Guidance and Strength,