Save Our Children. . . Have you ever kept a secret, one strategically hidden, unknown, or unseen? If discovered, the secret could destroy someone. What if as a child, you were sexually abused? Deflowered Lyric shines the light on sexual abuse through glimpsing the childhoods of three main characters. Their journey through life discloses brokenness and strength intertwined together and expressed in a poetic prose. The enthralling story of their tangled lives reveals the struggles shared from their experiences of sexual abuse. Uncovered are the stark truths of lives touched by abuse with graphic depictions of sexual assault and the resulting emotional turmoil. Each chapter of the book starts with a lyrical poem to introduce the life stages of each character. Although the topic of child sexual abuse is a somewhat forbidden and a hidden conversation, Deflowered Lyric introduces the reader's to a cadence, which marches towards healing through exposing and acknowledging the secret sin to forgiving the reprobate. A strong religious faith by the character, Lyric provides the roadmap to recovery. Written with blunt, honest prose, Deflowered Lyric raises awareness to the pain and fear victims of childhood sexual abuse suffer, and calls readers to action; demanding protection for children. Deflowered Lyric has received the distinct honor of Award-Winning Finalist in the "Fiction: African-American" category of the 2014 USA Best Book Awards".
Deflowered Lyric by J J Staples was published by J Staples Enterprises in August 2015. The ISBN for Deflowered Lyric is 9780986434914.