She thougth he was her Knight In Shining Armor
As he thundered into her life, and swept her heart away
Caught up in a whirlwind of passion
Spellbound, and blinded by love,
she let him in..
Never had she felt so loved, needed, and cherished
She was enchanted, and consumed by their love
Blinded, it was so easy not to see it
The violent, twisted side of him
just beneath the surface...
The brusies and swollen lips always quickly fade
But the words, cut, and wound so deeply
She is nothing - even less without him
She is bound to him, and his abuse
taking all the blame..
Each and every day she spends living in fear
Both self-esteem, and dreams destroyed
But still, she loves him desperately
And life alone, without him
For at times, though rare, he is still her Knight
Still tender, still passionate, and true
He promises things will change
Vows to never hurt her again
and so, she stays....
She doesn't recognize her own reflection in the mirror
Only the fear she feels, reflecting back in her eyes
Haunted eyes, and faded bruises, she cries
The tears again stream down her face
what has she become...
(c) 2002 ~Pamela Holland