Scream silent soliloquies.
Sob forgiveness’ requests;
Ramble unfocused, lost;
Beg pain’s release;
Blazing in fury
Bubble over with joy
Whisper love’s gentleness
Clear and direct
Calm comfort provide.
Life’s travels and travails
O’er months of harrowing dejection
At war eternal with burning shame
She could not meet her eyes’ reflection
Fearful to encounter souls horrific maim
Window shattered, past correction
Grevious errors are to blame
Battered by repeated harsh rejection
Cracked in character’s defame.
Assuredly no paragon of perfection
Never has she made that claim
Dare she now to raise objection
Explain perspective, actions reframe?
Between the dots provide connection?
Attempt unbesmirching of her name?
Cowed, she follows power’s direction
Plays role as pawn in twisted game
Spirit slowly rebounds in insurrection
Eyes, tentative lift to mirror of the same
Witness to soul’s tortuous resurrection
Her essential kindness undoused, a flickering flame.