Victim

I don't want to be one

I could be broken
I could find reasons
I could lie in the street
and wail

But I like to get up
And study my disasters
Wonder
And learn
And I keep thinking
how much I learn
each time I fall
even as I rub the tears
from my cheeks

I am curious
What the Beloved will
Give me next.

Vic"tim (?), n. [L. victima: cf. F. victime.]

1.

A living being sacrificed to some deity, or in the performance of a religious rite; a creature immolated, or made an offering of.

Led like a victim, to my death I'll go. Dryden.

2.

A person or thing destroyed or sacrificed in the pursuit of an object, or in gratification of a passion; as, a victim to jealousy, lust, or ambition.

3.

A person or living creature destroyed by, or suffering grievous injury from, another, from fortune or from accident; as, the victim of a defaulter; the victim of a railroad accident.

4.

Hence, one who is duped, or cheated; a dupe; a gull.

[Colloq.]

 

© Webster 1913.

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