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Family Abuse



I am shadows on the wall,
Silent whispers of a voice.
A plea of mouth-clasped call,
Violence robs me of my choice.

Father I have long loved you,
Can you hear my quiet plea?
After all you've put me through,
Is there any love for me?

How I wish that you understood,
The happiness you have stolen away.
Choaked and beaten as chopped wood,
My green canopy hacked slowly away.

This wall you have built divides,
And I am thus ever reduced.
Afraid to speak for how you chide,
A victim of violent family abuse.
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Submitted on January 31, 2016

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I am a painter, poet, and writer from Texas. I have a large volume of poetry, which I hope to publish in an anthology. I am best known for my poem 'Extrairdinary Mind'. I am also working on several novels and short stories at the moment. I write a wide variety of genres. I also draw, paint fresco, oils, and mixed media. My most famous piece is 'Psychedelic Cows', which placed 1st at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. It became the inspiration for the sculptures that followed. You can follow my platform on Pinterest. more…

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