Innocent CowardA Poem by Kaya
She hid in caves her whole life,
Looking at the stars and wondering;
Dreaming they could whisper secrets
If she could open her ears to listen.
She hid from the sun in hollowed crevices,
Scared it would show her for what she was
In a way that the flickering candlelight
Never seemed to do.
She passed old lanterns to travelling souls,
Wanderers passing with hollow pretence.
Fools too sure of the path to know
That it had to be wrong if it felt that right.
She dreamt of escape from the echoing vault,
Of emerging as somebody who’d never seen darkness
But to emerge into sunlight took more courage
Than this innocent coward could find.
© 2012 Kaya
Added on July 31, 2012
Last Updated on July 31, 2012
Brisbane, Qld, Australia
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