Nothing Happened

By Lil Demon Lady

The nightmares return, 
causing her to fall to the floor, 
curling into a ball and bring her arms over her head, 
as if doing so can make the images leave her mind, 
as if somehow,
she could make the flood of fear stop. 
She whimpers,
biting her lower lip hard enough to make it bleed, 
trying to prevent the screams that are forming in her throat. 
She shakes and shivers, 
huddled on the floor, 
keeping her eyes open, 
though it makes the images no less vivid, 
images of the horrors she's seen, 
of death and pain and fear, 
the smells and sounds come back to her as if they are happening again, 
she can no longer tell whats real and whats in her mind. 
laughter of the one who did this to her, 
rings out and she manages to crawl into a corner, 
there tears streaming down her face,
hours and hours,
until finally something bends and she finds herself back in reality, 
ashamed that she snapped.
Grateful, yet sad, that no one saw her like that...
She gets up, 
washes her face and goes about her day...
as if nothing has happened.

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Copyright 2013 Lil Demon Lady
Published on Monday, September 4, 2017.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • Melancholic VIncent On Friday, December 20, 2013, Melancholic VIncent (534)By person wrote:

    Traumatic experiences can lead us to almost a state of trance that merges the present and the horrid past together for a few moments... The past and the present keep on trying to kill each other and we are caught in the middle of it. Yet, how could we explain such an intense battle to someone who never have fought in it?

  • Lil Demon Lady On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Lil Demon Lady (39)By person wrote:

    Thank you and yes, the triggers are hard to anticipate. Sometimes its the last thing you'd expect it to be.

  • megaprime81 On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, megaprime81 (878)By person wrote:

    Truly an awesome work; i was hanging on every word, and the ending is perfection! Love it. I'd like to read more of your work.

  • A former member wrote: Triggers for such things are hard to anticipate, you can just be going about your day when something minute or random sets you off. A very vivid piece, nicely done.

  • Lady Poetry On Wednesday, November 20, 2013, Lady Poetry (41)By person wrote:

    Amazing!! so visual !

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