Below is the poem entitled Wheres the love you had? which was written by poet
Ortiz. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.
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Every night you throw punches,
every night you don't let us sleep.
Wheres the love you had for her?
Wheres the compassion you should have showed?
When you said I do did than mean I will hit you?
When you first hit her, did you realize it?
Dad I can't stand to see mom cry.
Mom I can't stand it when you let him torture you.
It's killing the family and making us cry.
Dad your going to kill her.
Mom your gonna die!!!
It's horrible to hear the screams every night!
It's depressing to see you bruised up mom.
One morning you'll never wake up.
One day we're going to loose you,
both you and dad.
You always said not to let a man touch us,
does that apply to you too?
It's the next day you don't leave the room mom.
You don't get up, I don't think you can.
Why are they putting that blanket over you?
Why are they taking dad away?
Mom!! Wake up!!
Where'd my sister go?
Where are we going?
Who are those people? Why are we here?
Where's the love you had?
Where's the love you had for us?
Where's the love you had for each other?
To all those women who let a man boss them around like wothless trash.
You deserve better. =)