(Editor’s Note: The following letter was one of several written by inmates after a woman called in to Kevin’s program, “Unchained”, with the story of her rape and subsequent grief and healing. We do not know who her rapist is.)
Thank God you are healed again
Thank God you are clean again
Thank God you are not thinking mean again
Thank God you are the essence of forgiveness
Thank God you are no more a slave to unforgiveness
Thank God you have found it in your heart
to forgive the man who violated your body,
the man who bruised your soul and almost
destroyed your mind.
Thank God your forgiveness towards a man
who was possessed
has started your healing process
In my book you are a princess.
Thank God your temperament
has surrendered to your empowerment
Thank God you have speak out
and it has reached out
because I am touched tremendously
Thank God your story has changed my history,
my history that was like a mystery.
Woman, you are the cream of the crop,
you are a queen,
you are healed.
Thank God, thank God, thank God you are healed.
By Byron Skitta Mesquita