December 28, 2020

All the extreme pain.
Was driving me insane.
Severely messing with my brain.
My heart already drained.
Was about to lose my mind.
Heart becoming unkind.
Going forever blind.
I knew at age eight.
I couldn’t keep my mind straight.
Was literally going crazy.
Everything was getting hazy.
All it would take to go over the wall.
Was one more time to trip and fall.
I knew I would lose control.
Of my bruised and deflated soul.
Knowing for sure I would never be whole.
My heart had already given in.
Lost knowing I could never win.
Then it happened the very next day.
Then some inside had this to say.
Make your own language today.
So I rearranged the alphabet.
Then my heart and soul was set.
When the pain got too tough.
And I knew I had had enough.
I started talking in my own words.
Went back for seconds and thirds.
It truly kept me from going insane.
Because of what the pain.
Was always doing to my brain.
So this begins the story.
Of how my life was spared.
My on language because of the burden I had to bare.
So I walk with Jesus every day.
I believe to this day.
It was him that showed me the way.
Praise You Father in Jesus Name Amen Amen and Amen.

Rodney Timms Founder of

About the Author: Rodney Timms

For Rodney, the cycle of violence was broken. His story is one of survival and resilience. Through the love of his family and his belief in God, Rodney overcame the pain and trauma he suffered as a child to become a loving father and a successful multi-million dollar business owner. Through poetry, prose and public service, Rodney found his voice to speak out against child abuse. Rodney has a powerful story, one that needs to be heard. Through All Truckers Together Against Child Abuse, Rodney Timms hopes to raise awareness across the country to the issue of child abuse. With rolling billboards crisscrossing the U.S.A., fundraising efforts, and partnerships with other agencies, A.T.T.A.C.A. is on a mission to stop the cycles of abuse and provide hope for children everywhere.

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