Crying Little Girl

The little girl is always crying
but only when no one can see
she holds a terrible secret
to which even she’s lost the key
so she cried when no one knows
and is touched when anyone can see
she blames herself, but for what she’s not sure
it seems she has not the words
to express what it is her body endures
the little girl laughs and plays
as she knows all little girls should
and secludes the hurt far far away
in a place she dares never to go
to be tough and okay seems to be the only way
to survive this twisted game they play

The little girl no longer exists
but in the mind of a woman her crying persists
crying for something as simple as sad
desperate for something she thinks she once had
raging for things she doesn’t understand
wishing for things she’ll never have again
the secret perseverates within her mind
intent on driving her mad
keeping it will eventually
shatter her heart
letting it go may very well
tear her apart.
She wants to let it go
she really does,
but how after all this time? The crying little girl just wants to be heard
to be validated in all her pain
to be held and protected and told she is safe
and that nothing she did was wrong
but she’ll never be safe, now she knows
as proven again and again
The hurt seems intent upon finding her
and the secret will never go away
so she peels and peels away at her skin
as if to shed a layer of shame
cuts deep in her flesh
creating a tangible pain
one she can see, knows why and can name
there must be a way
to stop this little girls crying
to abate the abuse for which she’s now to blame
to allow a mind exhausted from running
finally be able to sleep
a fearless sleep
in which demons have no place
a sleep wrought not with fear
of things long dead and gone
and to finally stop, soothe, and comfort
that persistent echo
living in the back her mind
of a little girl crying
Still, after all this time

Crying Little Girl


Joined March 2008

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