I had dreams that twinkled in my eyes
And hopes that built ladders to the skies
There was a life waiting ahead of me
And so many fears I had to set free

I had no malice towards anyone at all
And my heart was ready to enthrall
There were adventures that I had to seek
And then they came to make me bleak

I was enticed into this sanctuary
And I somehow didn’t even parry
There they pierced me with fierceness
And robbed me of my very innocence

I was rendered to a state of delirium
And they took turns to make me numb
There was no strength in my shoulder
And yet they smashed with a boulder

I was eight too, and so were they
And there was nothing I could say
There was left behind humanity’s flay
And I felt my guileless soul slip away.

Published by Quotidian Blessing

InfoSec Director|WIT Mentor-Protege Vice Chair|ATA Convention Women's Forum Chair|Published Poet

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