A Sad Tale

SMACK!! her hands hit the floor first breaking her fall
As he takes another long drink from his Whiskey bottle
“That’s what you get for being a lazy fucking slut” he says
She’s frozen in time thinking, this is not the same man who vowed to me in front of the Lord
He takes a step toward her she cowers back tears rolling down her cheek Mascara staining her face
She forms her lips to voice an apology
He says, “Don’t you open your whore mouth or I’ll swell it shut”
Jasmine’s in her room crying because mommy and daddy are fighting again
She hears the door opening so she tries to pretend as if she’s asleep
“Get out of bed you mini cunt”
What a waste of a human being right, I mean who gave birth to this guy he should’ve been swallowed
She jumps out of bed head down feeling like she should just kill over and die
“Go help your whore mom wash clothes because she’s either to stupid, or to lazy to do it alone”
She meets mom and the view for both are the same, it resembles a rain drop covered windshield as they look through teary eyes
He’s fast asleep now in a druken stupor is when he’s at his worst
Mom sends daughter to bed and has a thought that only a trobuled woman with no hope could have
She goes to the bathroom and the reflection she sees confirms her worst fears
She is a shadow of the woman she once was with a husband that’s a carbon copy of her father
The decision is made now the automatic pump under the bed is loaded and the safety is off
Prayers stopped giving her closure a long time ago
With the barrell at his head she smiles, she smiles for the first time in years
Then BANG!! his brains are now an abstract painting on the wall
The feeling this act gave is equivalent to an orgasm that was long over due
She knows her daughter’s awake and this will be hard to explain
Maybe it was a hormonal imbalance that made her do it but she walks into the room
The look on her face now is that of a woman with no soul
Her daughter stands in the middle of the room not sure what to the think when her mom comes in weilding a shotgun
BANG!! her ablity to think has been taken away permanently
Now the thoughts are registering and she can’t believe what she’s done
How will I live with this, in tears now standing over her dearly departed daughter
She stares into the barrell and right before she pulls the trigger
It all flashes before her eyes in a split seconds time then a bright light followed by darkness
An eerie silence covers the room
Life is so fragile, and fucked up situations come a dime dozen
With those statistics someone is sure to have it worse than you
If they’re alive and well you can find a way to persevere
Don’t ever give up on yourself

A Sad Tale


Ontario, United States

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I tried to convey the outlook of an abused spouse who has been pushed passed the breaking point.

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  • Jascie Epinn
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