By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

She's young, wild, and beautiful.
An untamed "actress" fed and fueled by men and their desires,
with passions unrestrained and knowledge based on tainted experience.
A wounded child in a woman's body,
a child's soul with X-rated scars.
A fresh face with a battered soul,
and pain that never ends.
She tilts her head and laughs just right ...
but nothing is right at all.
An inferno of blazing hot pain,
my beautiful friend.
An advocate of healing,
I wipe the tears of the wounded and wash the feet of the weary.
I listen strong and love deep,
resisting and refusing judgement and critique;
there's already plenty of that to go around.
Healing is needed "from" such and I have learned this.
My mission is to identify with individuals placed around and before me,
 and love with compassion, intensity, and identity whoever I meet.
Unbiased. Impartial. Merciful.
There was a time when I loved poorly, regrettably, and critically;
and the latter speaks to really "no" love at all.
I'm glad those days are over.
Grateful for what I've learned and who I'm becoming.
Grateful for healing and feeling that Christ has brought back into me.
I'm a wounded healer,
and a loving "feeler" of men.
Christ has loved me with an everlasting love,
and told me to do the same.
So this is what I'm doing,
this is how I love,
this is the life I live.
Some of "you" are living this too.
To all rising and wounded healers ...
may our numbers grow.
And may God be praised.
"The greatest disease in the world is not TB or leprosy; it is being unwanted, unloved, and uncared for. We can cure physical diseases with medicine, but the only cure for loneliness, despair, and hopelessness is love."
-Mother Teresa