I was laying in bed alone while listening to you and him talk on the phone.
You said, "Well if they have the money I don't see why not, She'll be ready by 9 o'clock" You came in and said it's time to get up, Shower well and I'll make you pretty with make up.
I was only 7 years old and already my innocents was lost, You needed the money but at what cost?
Every day those men came over and brought more, Each time you just watched at the door.
In a pretty white dress and hair done to match, You told me I'm a breath-taking catch. They tossed you a wad of money, while grabbing my hand and saying come with me honey.
I sat on the couch waiting with you, But what was in store for me I had no clue. I didn't want to go but you made me, You let them rape me for money!!
I ran away at the age of eight, Why was I put into this fate?
We strengthen our community on both individual and family levels through our nationally-accredited early childhood education programming, violence prevention education, and emergency and on-going services for survivors of sexual assault, domestic violence and intimate partner violence.Saturday, September 27, 2014 – pm Jonas Clarke Middle School, 17 Stedman Road, Lexington, MA Free and open to the public – reserve seats online here Lexington’s Munroe Saturday Nights, in collaboration with the Lauren Dunne Astley Memorial Fund, Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence is creating an evening of original artistic performance focusing on relationship violence.The program uses drama, music, poetry, and dance to shine a light on how relationships become violent, how victims and observers can recognize the signs, and how concerned friends and family can intervene in the cycle that leads to violence.Here’s how it works: curriculum includes free, easy-to-follow lesson plans teaching teens and 20-somethings about dating violence.This digital resource comes in two editions, one targeting high school and the other targeting college students.