An Ode to My Innocence

In the shadows

hiding from their voices

hush, little girl

I will protect you.


They will not beat you

or scream at you

their violent words

evil glares

they will not reach you.


Shh, hush now, little girl

I’ll keep you hidden.

Do not fret

they will not find you.

Continue to draw

and play your games

sleep the day away…


I will protect you

for as long as I can.


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