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Collateral damage the sacrifice
Snake eyes with a roll of the dice
Kind words on the deaf do fall,
Forced to experience it all.
A snide defiant look a mask,
To cover the love wanting to ask
Hiding away from biting words,
Cruelties quickly surge.
Ignorance like a muted voice,
Blinded by a mistaken choice
Deaf to the joys in life,
Purging a heart filled with strife.
Condemning one self for wanting love,
Children so hurt from a cruel shove
Hope springs eternal it's said,
Children fall on despair instead.
The cold slowly creeps to youthful eyes,
jaded by cruelty, malice and lies
Home is where the hate resides,
where true wickedness collides
Too many promises broken in half,
Now in the distance is a taunting laugh
Openly plotting the worlds demise
The gamble played, the abuser dies