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Just Like Daddy Used To ,,,For abused children and formerly abused people everywhere

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Just Like Daddy Used To ,,,For abused children and formerly abused people everywhere

Don’t you remember when you were young,
I’d assume you recall tons of fun.
Snowmen, running, and baking in the sun?
Well, don’t you wish that were for everyone.
Now time’s come, and memories are gone,
And we all have a rather bitter song,
Playing in the back of our heads out of tune,
At least we do, at least we do.
Now I don’t know what a mommy is,
And daddy, he is in an abyss,
Probably much sweeter than mine,
At least he actually has some light.
Now here I am laying next to you,
And you stroke me with love and then with abuse,
I remember the feelings from before,
You ever came to knock on my door.
Back when daddy said he would kill me,
When mommy said she wished I would die,
And daddy pushed me down and walked away,
Can mommy love me even if it is a lie?
Cause mommy left and daddy left, and now you’re leaving too,
You’ll bruise me, beat me, hurt me, kick me, but you’ll be back, and I can count on you.

I wrote this poem with a special friend in mind who has recently undergone traumatic things from an abusive childhood and many abusive relationships. Also, for all of my friends who were abused as children, and for any child suffering from abuse now or ever. May you hold strong through it. It can all be over if you let it. I did, and I love you

Copyright © Nicole King

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  1. Date: 10/18/2012 2:34:00 PM
    I was lucky - had loving parents. I knew a few kids who didn't. Good wake up poem, Nicole. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 1:56:00 PM
    just wanted to let you know this inspired me to write "If I only could" today :D you're already making a difference no matter how small it may seem <3

  1. Date: 10/17/2012 1:00:00 PM
    well written, hope you never had to deal with this personally, but what you have to say about it is brave either way. the abused need to know that their life isnt over. life is so much more beautiful than the disaster it can appear to be.

    King Avatar Nicole King
    Date: 10/17/2012 4:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you very much for the advice. I didn't go through this persay, but something similar. This was actually for a very close friend of mine who has recently had enough with a very abusive relationship, and now they are both in jail. I'm glad I could inspire to write. It is really a good way to say what you want.
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 11:12:00 PM
    Wow this is unfortunately so real for so many women,I was blessed with 7 sisters and being the only boy Im a true big brother I dont play when it comes to my sisters.My prayers go out to those without a big brother or another male figure to help guide them through their pain.

    King Avatar Nicole King
    Date: 10/17/2012 4:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for being there for your sisters. I wrote this in condolences for one of my best friends who has gone through this for a very long time, and recently she had enough, and took things the wrong way. He is in jail now, but so is she. So, your sisters are very lucky to have a brother there for them. :)
  1. Date: 10/16/2012 10:16:00 PM
    Hallo Nicole. This is a very brave write on a very sensitive topic. Well done. Thank you for your kind comment on my poem, Sand Castles. May I suggest that you visit my website and read the collaborated poem, INNOCENCE (under the Blog section):