Take Back the Night

i want to take back the night
  five years after the theft
     of my trust.

you pulled the wool from my eyes
  and the clasp off my spine.
i was an imperfect victim,
  and became a rag doll.

  if i were stronger,
maybe i could have
     kept you out.

i can't take back my silence.

but i can take back
  my life.

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