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Daughter to Father

They threatened to rape me
I wish you were there
They wanted to kill me
Why weren't you there

I needed protection
I tried to ignore
I needed your affection
They pushed me to the floor

I cut so deep
So many pills I took
I still weep
At my wrist don't look

All of this I hide
Where are you now
The blood hasn't dried
I cut just now

I need you 
Where is my father
Days left I have few
This is your daughter

*Written on May 5, 2012*

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  1. Date: 5/6/2012 9:56:00 AM
    This is a sad one. it makes me wonder if it is addressing the physical father or the spiritual one in heaven. I hope it's just fiction!

  1. Date: 5/6/2012 8:06:00 AM
    My goodness Lily!! I'm sorry if this actually happened to you.