Slippers are not made for sidewalks.
Eight year old hearts should not be allowed to cower behind two year old doors while watching a four year old love punch itself apart.
The lesson that eight year old heart learned was shadows follow you everywhere.
They will stick to your features like hands laid too heavy on ones face. Like when His hands were laid too heavy on mom’s face. Like when violence was laid too heavy on our home.
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