The spoken words fractured her soul, as her tormented being was indefensible
Against the hate directed at her. Defenceless and tired she was slowly
Destroyed from within.
The written word healed her heart, the knowledge that care and understanding
Were there for her after all. A friendship so strong, a barrier against the ill feelings
From the jealous spite of an unwanted acquaintance.
“Know that I am here friend, a protector and defender” My words to her.
As my voice was heard, her eyes told me she understood. Nothing else
Needed to be said, for she now knew. And from that, she took comfort.
So she rested. And she healed. And she became stronger.
And she learnt.
© Matthew T. Aspden