Generation Abused

I lie awake at night my eyes squeesed shut
I pretend to be asleep
I hear the yelling and the noise
I bow my head and weep

I hear the footsteps creep up the stairs
My body starts to quiver
I silently whisper my unheard prayers
And wait for Daddy to deliver

My door opens with a creak
The footsteps get closer and closer
Opening my eyes one more time
I see Daddys strong physique

He tells me to get out of bed
And I do so right away
Because if I disobey instead
I will be sure to pay

He says he loves me very much
But he has no other choice
He grabs me hard, not a soft touch
And raises his harsh voice

He pushes me against the wall
Throwing punches as he goes
As I feel myself begin to fall
He begins to take off my clothes

I whisper “Daddy please do not”
But he doesnt seem to hear
He proceeds to get right on top
And down my face trickles a tear

He penetrates me long and hard
My innocence is long gone
My body is broken and scarred
I do try to keep strong

When he is finally done
He kisses me on the head
He tells me Im alot of fun
Now its time for bed

He gently picks me up
And puts me in my bed
I try to go to sleep
Knowing he will be back

This is for the children that cry at night
When it is time to go to sleep
For the children that shake in fright
And cannot play on the street
For the children that wear long sleeves
To hide their cuts and bruises
For the children that cannot believe
In a world beyond their own

Generation Abused

Emily Perry

Victor Harbor, Australia

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This is thankfully not an exact recall of my personal experience but it is dedicated to all the abused children out there.

You are loved, it is not your fault and somebody out there understands.

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