Sally Nesmith

My Little Girl

As I lie in the middle of my bed
I pull my legs in close
tears slowly move down my face
I act tough so no one knows

I may scour at you
or I may put on a smile
but what you dont know
is at night i cry a while

Everynight I feel the world
pass beyond my walls
and in my bed I feel safe
and yet i feel myself fall

Fall into this place
where no one is around
I soak in all my fear
& cannot hear one sound

No one can know
how much I really ache
for if they looked into my eyes
I know they'd see heart break

No one knew the real me
until he came along
I thanked God everyday
thanked him when I was alone

Now she will stay safe
right where she belongs
behind that big stone wall
that I built when she was wronged

She bruised, cut, and bleeding
a little girl afraid and alone
crawling back behind her wall
where she is never shown

She's ashamed
that he finally got in
where his scent still lingers
everywhere he's been

This little girl
who was left for dead
now lives in what used to be her wall
but now is a dome

no entrance
no more pain
no exit
I wont let her be hurt again

I will protect this little girl
who lives inside of me
I will always love her
for i know her, and she knows me

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, February 3, 2007
Poem Edited: Friday, January 7, 2011

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  • Dee Daffodil (2/3/2007 3:33:00 AM)

    Nicely done kind to that inner child. Write, write, write it out girl! !

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