My soul broke long ago
Dashed against the darkest of rocks
[I am a butterfly with a broken wing]
Sounds of silence
My story hidden in my soul prison
And I have no words
No way to express
I dwell in forever regret
Freedom unlocked, yet captive I’ll stay
For my ghosts refuse to away
They haunt me and they taunt me
A relentless descent
And my silence is kept.
Do I dare share shards of myself?
You listen, do you hear?
The pieces that remain to protect
Can there be beauty from the ashes?
A new journey begins.
(A poem written in 2009)