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Swinging Alone

November 7, 2009
By LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
LeilaniLives PLATINUM, Fort Wayne, Indiana
42 articles 11 photos 128 comments

Favorite Quote:
"They say 'Life's two steps forward and one step back' - But what if I tripped and fell down the whole flight of stairs?"

Far off in the distance I see her swing alone.
I see her weep, her silent cry so sad;
it reminds me of my own.
It brings back old memories of crying in my room.
I felt so hated, so unloved, unwanted by a man.
My daddy, dear daddy, caused me all the gloom.
Late at night, I'd lay awake and simply try-
Tossing, turning, memories passing-
His words and not to cry.
A little girl and nothing more is all he could have seen.
"You're a reject from hell! You little ***!"
was all I'd ever be.
Far off in the distance I can see her swing,
weeping, sad, and feeling worthless.
I'm still that girl, seven years later.
His words still spoken endless.

The author's comments:
To me, emotional abuse is the wost abuse a father could ever impose on his child.

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This article has 2 comments.

on Dec. 21 2009 at 11:48 pm
LivForYourLove BRONZE, Fort Wayne, Indiana
4 articles 3 photos 1 comment

Favorite Quote:
Imagine all the people living for today - John Lennon

wow.. lielani.. i really like this

Afroman. said...
on Dec. 7 2009 at 4:40 pm
This poem was extremely heartfelt, I was almost brought to tears by the visual imagery. 10/10.