An empty page
And my mind is brimming with lines
I’m trying to write
But words escape me this time

I try an old trick
Breathe deeply and close my eyes
Until I’m done
And can’t think of anything to lie

What can I do?
If she pains me and burns me so
So much so that
I can feel her every blow

She hits me twice
I flinch but don’t hit her back
She beats me again
Sets my tears back on track

The pain smarts me
I can feel it deep in my throat
Welling up inside
Waiting for her to hit some more

Is this my fate?
First beaten by him then by her
Is this the meaning
I’ve been searching all my life for

I know I’m strong
Strong enough to beat her today
But this is just me
What more do I have to say?

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