Innocence Passed Over

Innocence Passed Over
For all the little girls in this world being forced to become women much too soon:

Innocence passed over
The day I had transgressed
And all the hope within me
Fled with my happiness
As mighty cloven hooves
Beneath great scarlet wings
Hovered o’er my bed
Denouncing everything
That you or I hold sacred
Childlike and so pure
It gnawed away my flesh
And made me insecure
Inside this skin forever
A shame I cannot bear
Seared by cloven hooves
The devil’s mark I wear
Innocence passed over
The River Red had gone
Yet each time it returns
I fear the beast will come
So in the crystal waters
I plunge my weary soul
Yet I feel so unclean
And never beautiful
No, never beautiful

©Kay Salady


About Kay Salady

I write about the greatest force on earth that, I believe, lives on forever and surpasses all else. "All your poems read like I am watching an artist use words instead of colours full of feeling." ~Anon.

Posted on September 13, 2013, in poetry and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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