Free Fall

It took me a long time to find the words to convey the empty endless unbearable despair of abuse.  Finally this song arose and I welcomed the relief of expression.

Who wouldn’t listen?  Who refused to see?
Who turned their back this time, said it can’t be?
Who held the picture up, put it on the wall?
Said that’s the way it is, then left you in free fall? 

Child in the darkness, 
Broken from your dreams,
Severed from the circle.
Who left you in free fall?

Poison passed from hand to hand.  You stood next in line,
Waiting at the sacred altar, deception’s hallowed shrine.
Who held the chalice high, issued forth the call,
Said to sacrifice your soul, then left you in free fall?

Child in the darkness, 
Broken from your dreams,
Severed from the circle.
Who left you in free fall?

Acid spread its fingerprints, burns across your heart,
Silent tattoos etched in time, silent hungry art.
Who stole your words away, declared the protocol,
Averted eyes and muffled days, then left you in free fall?

Child in the darkness, 
Broken from your dreams,
Severed from the circle.
Who left you in free fall?