always a little frightened,
I saw the way she was treated
my daughter,
unconditional love was all she spread,
too good for the world, I tell you
but my daughters big heart held a bigger secret,
his big hands made cuts on her face
bruises stained on her skin,
how dare you do that to my daughter
I want to scream at his stupid face,
bad words waiting to plummet,
USELESS he yells
he’s broken the table now,
she’s his punching bag
bleeding pain, she cries for forgiveness
you are not in love silly girl, i would tell her
how dare you let him forget your worth
bad phases in life ma, he’s my husband,
she would say
that was 5 years ago,
i sit here, full of regret
staring at this changed man