Knight of Compassion

Take my hand
let me help you
I know your pain
I know that voice
the one that says
worthless
stupid
incompetent.
It is false.
It is vile.
It needs to be destroyed.
Insipid fool
hissed in your ear
demon on your shoulder
notion
half glimpsed
turn head
nothing there
grey gloom
surrounding.
Bleak
sun hidden
black fears
reaching out
anguished.
When does this end?
When does the beast die?
Take the hand I offer little one
wrapped in my arms
protection
Warrior Queen I be.
I will pierce the darkness.
I will be your shield.
I will be your sword.
I will be your champion
slaying demons
reminding you of your worth. 
©May 5/20
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Brutalized Harmony

Agonized moan
crawling forward
digging fingers to dirt
pull self along
left to burn
left to bleed
indomitable will…..
I will not die.
Hands
so many hands
tearing
ripping clothes
pulling hair
closed fist to the face
I do not 
I did not
I should never have been brutalized.
Taken to a party
fed booze
pills
drugs
good time girl
rumor had it
not my truth
yet you did believe it.
Face blushed
covered in scarlet hue
eyes burn
pain
rage…..
must find help
must find it now
I shall not die
I will come for you
you may want to hide.
©April 3/20
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