Cracked

Fragile soul

Hidden within

Mangled body

The raw

And

Bloodied skin

Is all

That is left

To shield

The shred

Of fading hope

That still remains

Bound

By chains

This body

Is powerless

It cannot

Support

Even itself

Anymore

Bones

Have been broken

And

Self worth

Has been crushed

The small praises

That reach

The almost

Deaf ears

Are worth nothing

Compared

To the hateful whispers

That truly mean

The world

To her

-GE