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Silence
A blessing or a curse?

Has daddy finally gone to bed
With his reeking breath and angry eyes

Or is he out there waiting
Wanting me to move

Another excuse to hit me
A beating I enticed

My stomach grumbles loudly
When was the last time I ate??

Do I dare to risk it
Is food really all that important?

A second growl is rousing
Me up from the bed

Maybe if I'm quiet
He'll never now I 've gone

Down the stairs
Skip the squeaky third

Can't have any noise
Giving me away now

The fridge is humming loudly
The pantry open wide

Like a beggar to a feast
I am drawn closer still

My hand is on something
So close I am to food

When a hand claps down
A smack sounding through

I scream and beg
Apologize to sir

But my pleas fall on deaf ears
Oh god daddy why

On the ground
Blurred vision of above

What is this beast
Who wears my father's skin

A man once filled with joy
Love bursting from his pores

Was it mommy leaving
Or sissy saying no?

Who knows

Now it's me and daddy

Silent and alone
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