The New Victory
I used to dream of children laughing and playing in the
And the family cat, chasing a mouse.
A happy, cheerful family spreading joy around.
Then my dreams went crashing to the ground.
I thought I knew him, but I guess I was wrong,
Why does he yell at me so long?
I want to hide and to get away from this pain,
He keeps hitting me; it's driving me insane.
He hits me once; he hits me again,
He says I don't deserve to have a man.
Slaps me against a wall,
Just a little bruise, that's all.
Then He will knock me down once more,
Maybe even hit me against a door.
I can't take it; it's gone on too long,
If I stay he might do something more wrong.
Dreams shattered take a long time to heal,
I just can't believe this time it's so real.
I need to get up, but I don't know if I can try,
So I just break down and cry.
I hear the church bells ringing in my ears,
Then I wipe away the tears.
I walk to the church down the street,
I see the pastor and we meet.
He says I can change;
Christ can take my life and rearrange.
New life I have found in Thee,
Christ has given me victory.
by Sue LeMaster