But For The Grace Of God

Be careful of your words, they can cut like a knife.
When you don't know her, You know nothing of her strife.

Words can wound a spirit, they can bring you down low
Make you wonder why your here, but there's no place you can go.

"She must have asked for it" has been said so many times
And they never even knew all the fear within her mind.

Words can cut so deeply, down to the very core
They can make a person wonder, if there's reason to live any more.

If you've never been abused, never walked the path she has
Don't assume because she stays, she's asking to be sad.

A man can break a woman's spirit, instill such awful fear
He can rob her of her self esteem, Anything to keep her near.

Please don't say she asked for it, she's been battered enough
Without hearing that phrase, that makes her feel like throwing up.

Somewhere deep inside she thinks, there must be a better way
She knows somehow that only God can take the hurt away.

So if you see a woman with bruises on her face
And if she says her husband did it, please don't add to her disgrace.

She needs a friendly smile and a cheery hello
She doesn't need somebody else to bring her spirit low.

Next time instead of saying a remark that makes her cry
Just whisper a prayer of thanks and say

But for the grace of God, There go I.

Copyright:  Carrie Kinyon   2006


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