What did you see
as you gazed in the mirror?
Perfumed and painted for your nights on the town?
Who did you see when you looked at your child
and told her you hated the moment of her birth?
which demon lurked in the recesses of your mind
to haunt you this way?
Who were you striking when you beat her....
a tiny child
who loved you?
What shriveled your cold cold heart so...
that you could not see
the face of love and longing
That hungering little heart
gazing back at you
Did you drink so deeply of the bitterness in life
your mind embracing the pain
that you denied yourself
your child tried giving you so freely
You tried creating another you..
a creature of anger and hate
Barren of love and compassion