Cleaning off my desk before leaving for the day, I came across this prayer that a colleague sent to me. It was written by a battered child, who now is in a safe home. (Shared with permission, and with original spelling, etc.)
Lord, have mercy. Christ, have mercy. Lord, have mercy.
My heart is broken. not one bit of love.
my soul is taken from heven and above
what is next for this little girl.
she prays at night and ask god
what is next in my life
is thear death or is thear light
or my prays full of light or is it joy
or do i fight untull day light
oh my god what is next
i hope its joy.