As the night closes in so does the feeling of dread;
the fear, the terror all there in her head.
When will this all end and just go away;
just give it some time is what they all say.
The night brings the shadows and memories fresh;
of the moment that changed her and started this mess.
To live life this way is surely not what she planned;
but life does go on so you do what you can.
A strange sound from the corner of the room she is in;
is all that it takes to drag her back in.
To a place where no one should ever have to go;
a hurt so intense that she tries not to show.
Nobody knows just how hard this has been;
it has to get better but she does not know when.
She tells herself daily that this is all in the past;
but the harm that it caused a great shadow has cast.
The person she once was is gone now for sure;
taken by someone and for this there's no cure.
Morning comes and she hopes in her heart;
that today she can finally come out of the dark.