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“WHY MOMMY WHY?”

I screamed through my tears

I was little then

About three years

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Mommy didn’t care

She stared wide eyed and silent

As she sat In the chair

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                Daddy came home right around four

I screamed and ran up the stairs

As he slammed the front door

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I was too tired from crying

So I slipped and I fell

Inside I was slowly dying

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Mommy and daddy had to get rid of me

We were a poor family

They just didn’t have the money you see

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But they didn’t want the trouble of an orphaniage or foster care

They had to get rid of me

Right then and there

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Daddy grabbed my hand

He flung me fown the stairs

It was like flicking a rubber band

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I crashed to the ground

It was dark so I hid

Careful not to make a sound

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I heard daddy get the gun

Then mommy cry

This wasn’t going to be fun

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Daddy found my hiding place

He picked me up

Daddy couldn’t look at my face

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I heard mommy shout out a cry

Ad daddy shot the gun

He whispered “goodbye”

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I guess they all win

I was 3 back then

Now im 10

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-Ashley Knight

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