Treasure Island

Lauren B Called

(Motown)

Monster Slain


people see what they want to see
figments of their own fears
not reality

just a kid, second grade
no different than anyone
else at that age

except for the monster's
betraying hand
toys and candy only pretend

truth hits when no one looks
any skeptics swayed
by his lying words

helps to be invisible
like me
no pride, no reputation
nothing

people do not hide
when you're like glass
they look through and see past

bet he assumed
I valued my position more
that his actions I would ignore

but no one sees the little girl
who watched all her loved ones
beaten until blood spilled

too small too weak to stop the fights
though with teeth and nails
and all her might she tried

the untouched one now a sword
anger built to
save who she loves

but years pass same soul remains
outside she looks
like she has changed

the fool saw a meek intimidation
unknowing that she waited
for his complete ruination

never again will he cause harm
to that young boy
or anyone

on God depend, through every tear
His strength the defense
that kills monsters

today a child smiled and laughed
like she has never seen him do before
wasn't too late, he was still in there
still has a chance to heal and grow

Submitted: Thursday, November 21, 2013
Edited: Friday, November 22, 2013
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.....defend those who cannot defend themselves....if you don't, who will?

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