Evelyn Judy Buehler

March 18, 1953 - Chicago

Woman in Chains

She lately hears lyric nightingale at the sole window,
And through its bars witnesses a melancholy moon,
And her heart longs for the freedom of velvety flight,
But lessons she now knows weren't learned too soon!
An innocent victim of childhood abuse and ensuing rage,
In the days of sugar plum fairies and make believe,
A streetwise teenage runaway, who soon lost her way,
After making an unwise choice of whom she would love!
During lights out she makes plans and begins to reminisce,
Knowing in her young heart, it won't always be like this,
Like the transient rainbows that are destined to reappear,
Or the twinkling stars that often grant fervent wishes!
Her youth has mercifully granted her second chances,
In accordance both with beautiful logic and holy decree!
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