Snow White Darkness (may trigger – be safe)


© 2013 Diana Rasmussen


She looks in the mirror
seems vaguely familiar
like steam on the glass
shame covers her past

the fog slithers down
as evil surrounds
His worst fantasy
her reality

he pulls the strings
does unspeakable things
a sadistic entrance
for his acceptance

smothered by control
a tormented soul
trapped in his castle
her tears rolling mist
proof she exists
in snow white darkness

clouds of confusion
rolled into illusion
He veils perversion
forcing coercion

her body he takes
while she flies away
she’s invisible

love is the shadow
that darkens her window
she’s crying for help
to escape her hell

she hides in the fog
drinks hair of the dog
hates her behavior
craves one to save her

smothered by control
a tormented soul
trapped in his castle
her tears rolling mist
proof she exists
in snow white darkness

This is my response to the Daily Prompt: Never Again

Have you ever gone to a new place or tried a new experience and thought to yourself, “I’m never doing that again!” Tell us about it. Photographers, artists, poets: show us NEVER.


  1. […] Do you like being scared by books, films, and surprises? Describe the sensation of being scared, and why you love it — or don’t. I do not like being afraid.  I am not a ‘ride’ girl, skip the roller coasters and stuff.  And skip the horror flicks.  I guess it comes from all the times I was terrified in my own home behind closed doors.  That’s what happens when you live in Domestic Violence.  There is a reason people call one person the “abuser” and the other the “victim”.  It is sort of like being a POW – the mind control that goes on and the fearing for your life and your children’s lives too. Here is a poem that I wrote and turned into a song.  It talks about the fear, and what it feels like to live there. SNOW WHITE DARKNESS […]


  2. This is beautiful. Are you recording this for Angel?I would like to hear it when you are done. I’ve been abusedit was a long time ago, but I know what you are saying and it’s both moving and empowering!


    Date: Wed, 7 Aug 2013 13:06:29 +0000 To:


    • Yep T, this one is going on the Album too. It is really weird sharing all these deep dark things from my past, but I know that when I bring these things out of the darkness and into the light of Jesus, they lose their power over me. This whole blogging thing has been the best healing for me. Better than therapy for me. I did that too for a few years. There is a freedom when we write, and to find others who have been through similar struggles only helps to build my faith. God bless you beautiful! Diana


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