I am pleased to introduce this wonderful writer to the duet list. Please visit her blog. I am shocked I haven’t already written with her since it seems I have watched her here in the blogosphere for a long time.
Written by Words4jp and HastyWords
“Yes Ma’am” is all she could say
as she stared at the reflection
that was trying to tempt her fate
It was the first time they met
although they were the same.
The looking glass revealed
a monster with eyes,
penetrating her mind
and infecting her thoughts,
fueling an urge to tear herself apart.
She grew up listening to its voice
the self- hate spewed wisdom
that devoured her inner dialog
until now only heard, never seen
It was a battle she needed to win
who would claim this victory,
whose hunger covets the most –
the fragile soul looking in or
the tempestuous eyes looking out?
Till then the war rages on,
as blood pools along its path
and scars grow deeper still
as the scourge of hate grows
unleashing all it’s wrath.
The reality is what it’s always been
She is two sides struggling, dueling for
a co-existence suitable for survival
for the day when she can look at her image
and “No Ma’am” is what she’d say instead