Lashes weighed down by mascara
Adding to the burden of keeping her eyes open


Lips the color of blood
Seemed to mock the sickly pale of her cheeks


Nails stained a blush pink
Hid the blue tinge underneath


Long curls around her shoulders
Her only shield to hide behind


Lace around her neck and wrists
In place of shackles and collar


Delicate stilettos with ribboms and bows
Kept her in place, not running to freedom


A ring of diamonds and pearls and gold
Kept her loyalty fixed to her family


A smile, a gentle hand, an embrace
Served as a chain around her heart, utterly binding


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