The Lost Child (Poetry)
People have seen me as feral
And needing to be whipped more as a child
One thing is for sure…..
She needs to be tamed and not allowed to run wild.
A gentle giant came into her life,
And taught her fundamentals and the power of a
To never give up is how an athlete lives,
Direction received by a lost child.
You broke her down brick by brick until she was stripped
almost to zero.
But you forgot the one thing that wouldn’t stop…a beating heart
that was looking for another hero.
The lies, humiliation and manipulation cut like blades on the arms of a child
How do you tame this child running wild?
Prince Charming is how he portrayed himself
But she wouldn’t be put up on a shelf.
For the bricks already torn down exposing her soul
Would further be destroyed and she would be left out in the cold.
Tears were seen as childish and weak
How do you hide that which hurts so deep?
Internally you step back and let your “new friends” deal with this creep.
Do what you have to do but don’t make a peep.
Getting an education would lead to freedom they said.
But no one saw what he had already done to her naive and vulnerable head.
“You’ll never be anything without me” he would say
She left him with the last bit of energy she could muster and got out that
Brave as she was most never knew
To leave and stay gone never to return to the hellish days with him, for she
was finally through.
Back to the world and running wild
She would still need guidance but only through love for this lost child.
Her ROCK she’s known for several years said, “some people can’t see the
beauty of a person” and with that she shed some of her first tears.
What would she do now with the freedom of a new life?
She would be introduced to her soul mate that she would later take as her wife.
Her passion she would do but not for long
The grip he still has on her was not yet gone.
Someone else she was becoming and started to resemble him
They would both feel the pains of having to sink or swim.
Two little boys would be the apples of their eyes
But when her ROCK disappeared she couldn’t silence her cries.
For she would be floundering with no direction and again running wild.
With a broken heart and hurting soul of a lost child.
How could she possibly heal from so many quickly leaving?
It appeared that she would be setting out on another road of more
The decision was made to start completely over again
Not knowing what would happen or if she would ever again have friends.
Her life became a floor surrounded by four walls
In another state she would once again walk these new, dark halls.
For again she’s living a life and running fast and wild,
But her new coach would see past the actions and into the
heart of a lost child.
By Dana Landrum-Arnold