Burnt

tender child
respect her flame
or burnt cinders
on scarred soul remain

emerging suddenly
patterns unannounced
adult tongue
yet familiar refrain

for once breached
rarely healed
indelible ink
relentless stain

by robyn selters

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Incredibly true! Lovely form and diction. This poem will stick in my mind. Thanks for your message and kind comments. Will read more of your work. John