Brutalized by the beatings she takes in her stride 

Make up on she's perfected playing maid to the bride 

Body language that's speaking in tongues as a guide 

The girl with the far away eyes 


Welcomed into the world with a slap on the ass

Too far gone to acknowledge the stone in the grass

Feeble freedom attempts headed off at the pass

Taken in by those far away eyes 


An angry whirlpool of pain 

Invites her to release the strain

Scratching an ever itching vein 

Tears stream from her far away eyes 


From the frying pan into the fire then grill 

Almost choked on the new favourite every day pill

Welcomes would be assassins hell Bent on a kill

The girl with the far away eyes 


Like a tigress she fought her own corner and won

Almost mortality wounded by damage he'd done 

Her once obsolete smile flashed itself at the sun

The girl with the fiery eyes 

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  • Christina8

    Oh my God. This is exquisite poetry!! This is so deep but so true for so many people..."welcomed into the world with a slap on the ass" actually made me smile...."Brutalized by beatings she's taken in stride...been there. You have really done a fabulous job on the cadence and rhyme but beyond that, the meaning is so deep! Thanks Stevie!

    • peto

      Thank you Christina
      Truly appreciate your time

    • LIZ

      My Lord! This is incredible! After enduring all that suffering....pain, anger, tears......being processed, still, there's that undeniable fire! There's so much rawness and depth here! I take off my hat to you!! Wow!!

      • peto

        Thank you LIZ

        You can leave you're hat on

      • Introverted Sage

        Strikes a chord.
        She sounds like a beast!
        'Body language that's speaking in tongues as a guide'
        Sounds like spot on interpretations.
        Nice write!

        • peto

          Thanks sage
          Enjoyed that line myself
          Much obliged

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