With no-one else around,
She listens to the waterfall
Peace is what she's found.
Then peace recedes, the present comes
To laugh at her defeat,
She just can't face another day
From this monster who won't retreat.
She feels the shame of what he did
Is she the evil one?
To let this monster have his way
But then where would she run.
She hides her shame within herself
Her self-worth will not be whole,
The guilt that he has put on her
Takes over her mind, her body, and soul.
She speaks no words, they won't come out
But the hurt can be seen in her eyes,
Someday, somehow, she'll change all that
The day when evil dies.
Mary Graziano ©