The Silence of the Lambs

(written July 2022)

Unsplash Image by Daniel Sandvik

Sleeping beauty lies between silken sheets in a castle high atop the hills.

In her dreams, she sees a dark knight and wolves that run alongside him as he gallops through the forest on his steed.

Down in the valley in a field of green, lambs begin to bleat as if unsettled or scared.

As the dark knight approaches, the lambs are killed one by one by the wolves that they cannot outrun.

Outnumbered with no means of defence, each one dies from a bite to the neck.

When the sleeping beauty awakes, she finds herself draped in a coat made of wool, but there is blood on her hands, and all she can hear is the silence of the lambs.

Copyright © 2023 Maggie Watson
All rights reserved

Published by In the Shadow of my Pen

Indie Poet and Author✍️ of four collections of poetry. Chronic Fatigue Warrior💪 Volunteer, Solo Traveller✈️ and Yogi🙏. Spilling ink from my heart and Soul. My writing is real and raw, so if you are looking for a fairy tale you are on the wrong site!

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