Little Girl by Nikki Anne Schmutz

I failed you

You were led to the shearing

one too many times

Innocence taken

broken and bereft of worth


Left without a voice

to speak pain into health


Left without eyes

to see a path of hope


Left without doors

to open an escape


Left without love

or any safe place


I failed you

But I’m here now

comforting the little girl

who grew into an adult

Allowing the little me

to cry and be free

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