Bitter tears and twisted smiles
ashes within my mouth
hidden daggers sheathed in my soul
tangled words you should not have spoken.
Cruel lies whispered with disdain
chains that wrapped and held
close me in this nightmarish hell
and abandon me with nary a farewell.
I will rise from the flames you consigned me to
better and stronger than before
and when I do you need to be aware
and search the shadows for the animal
you did create.