Tag Archives: Shame
Shocked, scared sick, stupid
All these things I am
Never should’ve told her
Foolish to seek comfort
There’s never any comfort
Just wanted her love
Now I’ve her sympathy
Ashamed to have told
Bruises, belts, broken paddles
Fits of temper
Hitting every stair
The truth feels guilty like a lie
She hurts for me
Calls it what it is
But that word isn’t mine
Try to backtrack
Change her mind
Afraid I’ll be in trouble
Scared he’ll be as well
Say it’s not his fault
Find a way to get away
Go back home from camp
What you know
Is safer than what you don’t
It’s ok, you’re used to it
You’ll be eighteen someday
With your back up against the wall,
do you fight him, or do you run?
When you’re trapped with no one to call,
the trouble’s only just begun.
It’s not your fault you’re in his thrall,
with your battle lost, but his won.
-You shouted, fought, gave it your all.
Betrayed to this fate, by someone
who’s meant to catch you when you fall.
Treated like ‘twas some tale you spun,
your fears were meritless and small.-
So, you’re the punchline of his fun.
Powerless. Subject to his maul.
He knows you won’t tell anyone
you went along, you’ll take the fall.
It’s you, must live with what he’s done.