The Warrior – Author Angela Bertoli

I hide in my body,

Behind these closed doors,

No trauma, no strife,

No pain anymore.

I’ve put up the shields,

My memories wane,

I drive out the fears

To keep myself sane.

My heart’s torn open,

The blood still pours out,

One more direct hit,

Survival’s in doubt.

I’ll stay here alone,

Safe, locked in my mind,

Till my spirit heals

And my wounds can bind.

For now I will lay

Safe, tucked in my bed,

Chasing out demons

That live in my head.

The day soon will come,

I’ll be healed and strong,

Warriors do fall,

But don’t stay down long.

© Angela M Bertoli


Excerpt from the book “Moonlit Thoughts”

Now Available at


About the Author

 Angela Bertoli is the mother of two and grandmother of two. She resides in Phoenix, Arizona along with the rest of her family. In her spare time she likes to travel, write, play games and read. Her future is open to new possibilities and she is strong in spirit and faith.

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1 reply

  1. I like the rhyme and the meter. Very smooth


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