Good Girl Gone Bad

“You’re a good person,” he said,

And my heart glowed,

But my head protested.

Dank, festering secrets lingered there,

Tarnishing my halo.

I was good once.

But poison sours innocence,

Corrupts the soul,

Hardens defences,

And leaves a bitter taste.

I became a reflection of my story, unrecognisable.

I became cynical.

I became bad.

And yet guilt etched in lines on his face,

Because I was still the same angel

He had never poisoned.

Emma H, age 25, 15/06/2016


2 thoughts on “Good Girl Gone Bad

  1. Reblogged this on In Emma World and commented:

    Another Throwback Thursday, and the weekend is within touching distance!
    Today’s throwback was originally posted in February and deals with how the loss of innocence after a bad relationship can change one’s character. I think everyone changes after a break-up… The search for true love is a difficult one to navigate, as we are torn between hope, cynicism and self-protection.
    I hope you enjoy!


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