The demon approaches,
the menace in his eyes unmistakeable
with only one objective
inflict his pain
inflict it on one person

“Father” I call him
A father he is not
A disgrace to the title
He stumbles on over
beer bottle in hand
never sober
never even close.

I cringe as the damage is done.
One strike
then another
then the next
the next
the next
oh, how much shall I endure?

Each mark swells,
skin transforming,
a wave of redness,
only correspnding with me,
and my overflowing emotions
of rage.

My body is sore,
a wreck in a matter of
mere seconds
battered and bruised,
these scars don’t heal
and the memories don’t fade
forgiveness must be earned,
but it is not deserved.

This savage
a beast
a fiend
nothing is ill enough to describe him
to define what he is,
or what he’s done,
and he drowns in self-pity
sobbing for his actions
repenting his sins
but he knows
and I know
he will never be forgiven,
never pardoned,
compassion is long gone.

I threaten to scream,
but decide against it,
anything causes his anger,
and even the slightest movement,
can trigger a deadly rupture,
but enough is enough,
and I’ve reached my limit.

Shove my clothes
grab my belongings
I’m getting out
freedom at last
finally fleeing
like a prisoner newly released from penitentiary,
this is what liberty is,
but it’s not much better.

Steps echo outside my door,
he’s coming.
The monster knows
and in his sorrow
he is only enraged
His face is manic
crazed even,
a delirious smile
as he sheds tears
and I notice the glistening knife
its blade sharp.

“I love you,” he screams,
“I love you, " his shrill voice repeats,
“This is for your own good.”



Joined January 2010

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Artist's Description

I truly am inspired by the world around me and I created this after reading an article on CNN about how a mother slashed her two sons’ throats and this piece breaches the topic of Child Abuse. It is horrific and nobody deserves to be the victim.

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