A poem from my book of poetry : The Secrets of Lilly lake *trigger warning
I saw a Snoopy doll,
and remembered him on my bed.
As a little girl,
he sat next to my head.
so I could sleep.
Standing guard on the ship,
my bed on the sea
Just Snoopy and me.
We floated away and tried to forget,
all of the nightmares you put in my head.
I tried to stay a little girl in spite of what you took.
I tried to hide in places I thought you’d never look.
I hoped that Snoopy and I could sail across the world,
and find a place of solace,
an island of rescued girls.
The sun rose and he came again,
So I left my Snoopy there.
I don’t think what was about to happen
he could even bare.
It’s OK Snoopy,
I’ll be back,
We’ll get away one day.
*after I wrote this poem I bought a stuffed animal snoopy doll, online, that got me through those years of abuse