Untitled Dark Poem #4

Never guess
smile on my lips
light in my eyes
beneath it all
I weep
sorrow everlasting
not able to tell
not able to reach
time 
again
time
told everything is fine
one will believe
never seeing evidence
of cracks
within the soul
slathered over
tar
paper
hiding whipped child
hiding vicious lies
whispered 
again
again
while looking in mirror 
dead eyes staring back
mouth agape
no one 
sees
small child
entrapped
beating
screaming 
to be let out
to be taken out
to be cared for
not discarded in pain
shrieks abound
stifled by walls in own mind
walk slow shuffle
can you forgive me
can you forget
the little girl inside
she had to come out
she had to break free
she had to…..
consume me.
 
©Nov. 7/20
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