Not for the faint of heart. ABC Wednesday is a new prompt for me; I found it via a fellow poet, Nanka. Click on her link and bask in the glow! Peace, Amy

D is For…

D is for Daddy, whose Damnable acts
nearly Destroyed her confidence as a woman

Doubt plagued her every move
When asked why, she’d mumble, “Dunno”
(because she truly Didn’t)

Down the road, through many years
her journey brought her to Divine intervention
No, not Jesus and the bloody bath of redemption
Nothing as Dimly simple as that

But the Delicacy of therapists who
helped her Dig Deep, because
they knew she had the Determination to
sort it out, sort of and finally to her satisfaction

Death took him years ago. Doubtless
he Died believing himself spotless, blameless
and in some Damned way, a victim

But she stands as a witness to Dreams fulfilled
after going mano-a-mano with that Devil
whose name is self-Doubt, unearned guilt

(c) 2011 Amy Barlow Liberatore/Sharp Little Pencil