Letter to My Daughter

Dear Daughter,


The strange man

who you called father

was only looking to bruise you at night


The homeless man on the train 

who raved about your beautiful breasts

only wanted to fondle with them


The drunken teenage boy

who told you to take your clothes off

was only looking to use you inappropriately


The amateur gynecologist

who confirmed your pregnancy

would only recommend murder


The kind mother

who said she loved you no matter what

only lived on a lie


The fake best friend

who carried knives to protect you from rumors

will only stab you with them


The caring nurse

who delivered your child

was the only person to hold your hand


The smiling couple

who took the child away

would only make you cry


The herd of policemen

who found your prune corpse inside the muddy river

only dumped it in an existing hole at the cemetery


The oblivious daughter

who now lives with a loving family

only deserves to know what the world made her mother suffer through



Your Mother


(who does not expect forgiveness but 

only wants you to realize her fatal mistakes)

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