Dear loveless one
Your hatred may have left holes
in my emotions
and your fury unleashed scars
upon the spirit
you will never possess...
Even though your tongue dug my soul's grave
and your hands muffled my cries
and bound me in chains
to sinking death as a child,
I kept on living for hope's sake.
You deafened my ears to joy's call
and love I passed by, oblivious
to its tender touch.
You blinded my eyes to the beauty
that was staring me in the face
and stitched up my mouth
to prevent your own shame
escaping in audible screams...
Today my body rests in the ocean
and still you are troubled.
You got what you wanted, didn't you?
You murdered your own flesh and blood
to compensate for your flaws.
You know... You know you can't run
from a past so dark.
You hear my daunting laughter
and the endless pleading haunts you.
I grip your black heart frozen
and whisper, "Goodbye."
(A tribute to all abused children)