Monthly Archives: March 2015

Courageous

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She will try not to run.

She will try not to hide.

She will try not to turn away.

She will look you in the eye.

She will listen to you speak

Of her as if she is pretty

While voices scream otherwise in her head.

She will stay when you smile at her tenderly,

Every cell in her body desiring nothing more

Than to vanish.

Her heartbeat has been rendered immobile.

Artifacts from days gone by holding every

Ventricle hostage.

She is trying to be brave.

If you knew

How the earth shook beneath her feet

When she moved,

 How the thunder echoed in her ears

When she tried to speak

You would

Realize just how courageous

She is.