My Forbidden Love


(For Yelena)

I loved you so
much like a daughter
I would never have
known you
as a victim of your father’s abuse
you turned that anger upon me
when I thought best to say
No to you

so you believed what never happened
as a result
I lost the daughter I could not have
it is you, far more sad than I
For I have looked inside and fought the dragons
while yours still haunts your soul
It seeps out in your attitude
through your sharp tongue
In how you leave someone devastated
While you think you ought to be congratulated

I thank God
for your youth
there is still time
to beat your dragons
and
be afraid
no longer

so your beauty inside
matches your beauty outside.

Copyright (c) 2005 HeardWords America

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