It's normal they said,
After traumatic events to have this little girl in my head.
It's normal she says
For me to take your sadness and pain
You know those heavy black walls
That you run at in vain?
I put those there.
Don't take them away!
I keep you safe she says,
from better left forgotten days
When you can't do it, I'll take the strain.
I'm sorry that I'm here she says,
I wish you didn't need me she cries
I'm only a little girl.
I will take your burdens
She promises me safe at night, I will be
From the demons that haunt the the shadowed corners of your mind.
Forgive me Rosie for this burden you bear,
For me forcing you to stay little and suffer for my care
I see you Rosie, and things that you've done, for the the images I've been spared and the memories I've won
You've always been there Rosie, since the time I was 5, being my mini me and helping me survive
Thank you dear Rosie for being the girl in my head.