I Did Not Know Her Name

I Did Not Know Her Name

 

Born from the shadows of my existence

I did not know her name

 

Forming shape to envelope my presence

I   did not know her name.

 

When life, full of horror, she took my place

While I stood bearing witness at the gate

I did not know her name

 

Cloaked in white, features diffused softly

A reassuring shoulder to tolerance

I did not know her name.

 

Showing me how to endear the pain

Attempts to hide always in vain

I did not know her name

 

Bearing the terror, pain, shame

Knowing someday the named

Must remember the guilt framed

I did not know her name

 

She walks now a part of presence

Always a light of hope unchained

Unbound now I know her name

She is my soul, my spirit, my friend

 

Carl James

1-16-17

 

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