I am the little girl in the corner
knees to chest
trying desperately to disappear
I am the little girl whose world
and never got put back together
I am the woman who was beaten
unable to write the memories clean
I am the woman with a path of pain
moving forward and looking back
I am the little girl searching
who after all these years
still has found none.
*Day 27 of the 2010 April Poem-A-Day Challenge. Today’s prompt: Write a hopeless poem.