Run Girl!

She slips out the window

into the night,

doesn’t know where she’s going,

just  knows where she’s been.

A damaged young girl,

whose beauty is hidden

by the cold, black shell

that’s as hard as her heart. 

Running from monsters

who filled her with shame.

Her innocence stolen,

her spirit demolished.

She knows she can’t win.

She knows she can’t stay.

Alone on the streets,

like trash in the gutter.

©Shelli Carlisle 2010

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2 thoughts on “Run Girl!”

  1. This is a powerful poem. Your words capture the feel of desperation so well. Sometimes it’s difficult to write poetry and emotions like this. You have done very well with it. Thank you for sharing.

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