“What’s Within Me”
By Ashley O’Hare
turned out to be a cruel crook.
I should have known at the first glance–
his eyes held a permanently vacant look.
Instead of making my wishes come true,
he ripped out my heart
and stomped on my soul.
How could I have been such a fool?
I have read the stories–
I knew the wolf would be disguised.
What happened to me?
I no longer recognize what is within me;
as powerful as a tornado’s gust.
The faint reminder of hope
is on permanent pause.