Yvette Ark

Clergy Child Abuse

I stopped waiting for the apology

 that never came.

I waited for them to take ownership

 of all the pain, the guilt, the shame

 but they did not stand up when we called out clear their name.

Patiently I waited, ten years ten months it took

 while they lied, denied, delayed,   behaving like blind crooks.

The deeper they dug their hole

 I began to grow in soul

 lifted back up to the goal.

Reveal the truth for all to see

 whats been hidden too long in the darkness deep

 abused children left to rot, cry and some have died

 to protect the Catholic Church lies

 protect their image and hide their crimes.

Power, titles, privilege, is all they see

 while trampling over vulnerable children's needs.