During this week of thanksgiving, we celebrate with Kimmy Bennett, who has found her voice and sings her song so poignantly in the following poem.
|Photography by Christy Mae. Used by permission. Copyright 2012|
Touch of Innocence
by Kimmy Bennett
My sweet princess needed so little,
A hug around her waist
But deserved so much more.
She gleamed with innocence,
A smile on her lips
And perceived no harm.
My little angel craved attention,
A kiss on her cheek
And accepted his tending.
She took delight in his offerings,
A laugh from her tummy
But was not aware of his misbehavior.
My little girl loved him,
A touch of her soul
So protected his secret.
She is now aware of her trauma,
A tear from her eye
And seeks to tell the truth.
My precious child exists in me,
A piece of my heart
Yet continues to be a strong woman.
I am admired for my strength,
A song from my mouth