A PAINFUL MEMORY -true story-I sat on the couch holding my knees.A PAINFUL MEMORY -true story-6 years ago in Traditional Fixed Forms More Like This
"Please God make him stop...please!"
Between my sobs I squeezed,
My pillow into my chest.
The anger in his voice was so clear,
I used my hands to cover my ears.
And I just didn't want to hear,
Any more of his words.
My brother sat with utter fear in his eyes,
I could no longer ignore my mothers cries.
So slowly I listened as time went by,
I wanted it to end.
I heard her scream as he let his belt fall,
Across her back, still crying, I heard it all.
I built up the courage and made the call,
"We'll send a unit over."
Fifteen minutes passed, an eternity.
Fifteen years old, scared as I could be.
Never forget the look he gave me,
Escorted out in handcuffs.
My 'father' was taken in the dark of night,
What he did to my mother just wasn't right.
Never had we been in so much fright,
Fearing for our lives.
The next day came and the next day went,
The whole day packing and moving we spent.
Mum could barely afford the rent,
With just us three.
Kept out of school