tagNon-Erotic PoetryBroken Child

Broken Child


A life destined for pain
From the very start
A child was born
With a broken heart

Led out into the cruel world
No defenses to be found
She fought for life
But death was always around

Loss etched itself upon her soul
Bitterness threatened to take hold
But through it all she clung to hope
Cards on the table but unwilling to fold

Life inched forward
Day by day
Leaving the past
To fester away

Blocking herself from it all
She buried it all deep within
Every ounce of her past
Locked up and caved in

Till one day
With screams she awakens
The past seeping through her veins
The ground beneath her shaken

Like a compass in the night
Her pain leads the way
She stumbles and she falls
Every memory tripping her along the way

One day she falls
And almost drowns
The pain too much to bear
She spirals into a meltdown

Forced to face the truth
Forced to face her past
Her life attacked head on
A childhood unwillingly bypassed

Shining a light into the darkness
A beacon of hope in the night
Getting a grip on reality
Finally winning the inward fight

Pushing onward
Broken child
The world dealt you pain and loss
With its evil you were defiled

But little one
In the midst of the downpour
You found the diamond in the rough
Go forward, be broken no more

And in the darkness of the night
In the cover of the clouds
All across the world
An echo was whispered aloud

Broken child
Broken no more

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