Pretty Maids II

A princess sleeps
all sorrows done
gather round now, witness
precious curls spun into gold
patina lost in shadows
Porcelain cracked
when she fell
a broken doll
she watches us
defiant stare
melting into peace
the witnesses denied
Behind silent faces
the other toys
listen to the drum of envy
in every fragile chest
Steps behind, they come
bearing cracked and broken things
lay each down beside the one
count the missing pieces
soiled and ready
to be thrown away
No more little kisses
from tiny red mouths
open now in empty cries
More lie here now
than last we played
no names remain
for a pretty maid
no crown will set
on shattered brow
sleep sweet maids
you’re precious now

~ ~ ~

© W.R.R. 3/14/1994
For all survivors of any form of rape or abuse; you are not alone. Speak out. Find your path to healing.

Child sex trafficking rings are real and they exist in all countries of the world. These monsters use living children to make disgusting films and photos, to sell to other monsters. They use children to hurt other children, and the guilt and shame can kill. It will still exist… these children will still suffer… whether you choose to know it or not. Please don’t look away. Knowledge is power, power to save the lives of children.

About W.R.R.

Bipolar & survivor of incest/child sex abuse and adult male rape; bisexual, polyamorist, poet/writer/advocate & married father of four. View all posts by W.R.R.

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