they scowled and snickered
the light i never knew i had
a little too proudly
a little too bold
my smile
beckoned them to covet then possess

rapes ravaged my radiance
deception and abuse led to a wish
that shooting Stars actually had ammunition to annihilate
creating meteor showers of relinquished power
but that would just leave more black holes of hurt
so instead i used my heart and hid under a bushel
muting my magnificence

now they scowl and snicker
my silence seen as uppity selfishness
why waste words defending my innocence to the ignorant
instead i’ll leave a light on
for the Love to shine through
© michele mitchell, 2014
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