I was young, innocent and a playful girl,
Oblivious to the events that would unfurl.
I was the apple of my parents’ eyes,
And had dreams that seemed to touch the skies.
I won everyone’s heart with my contagious smile,
Little did I know that my smile would last for a short while.
I was not prepared to venture into the darkness that childhood paved,
Never had I encountered men who were vile and depraved.
Chocolates and dolls were my most desired gifts,
However a beastly act brought my life to a complete shift.
Battered and bruised my world plunged into a tragic well,
The tormenting scenes forever in my mind did dwell.
Can you hear me plead for justice?
Please don’t let my hopes plummet down an abyss.
Picture Credit : Aimee Vogelsang ( Unsplash)