The story of the Lady in the red hood,
Was in fact about one who suffers from a condition of the mind;
She is hunted by the black wolf that howls at the full moon,
It is a beast that resides deep within the chambers of her psyche;
Stalking her with thoughts of suicidal intent,
It runs in her veins, this disorder called Depression;
It took her mother and her mother's mother too!
But they found a way to seize the wolf and slay it,
These Prophets of the Rose;
With a chill pill known as Apo-Amitriptyline,
They skinned the wolf that would have flayed them with razor blade fangs;
And now they have a little peace of mind,
Knowing that the wolf can stalk them no more.
... Go on, ask her "What hides under the rose?" and she'll reply "The beast that was here all along."
***Inspired by Remorse by LilianasMidnight [link]