Ode to Abuse

When I was 6 years old I saw my mama weeping

She was crying in the back seat and I just took a whoopin

When it was all over she said that she was proud of me, that one day I would grow and succeed


As time went one I realized a lot of things, that there was no God and hunger was just a feelin

That mama loved daddy but daddy didn't, and that's why we took our beatins

She told me about the places ill go but they were never quite real,

cause the weak don't get the happenings until we made it come true until we got a feel


Too many disasters to put in a song so ill get the gist

Mama turned angry we took our spankings, my brother became autistic

I dated too many people to count and one cheated

My sister tried to kill herself in the bathroom I was just 12

And there was a whole lot of hitting and fighting but time will tell


That maybe the weaker get weaker but they always get older

And maybe someday ill get me a father

But right now I ain't worried about that cause you're kissing my neck

We were the kids who just wanted to peck

But now it was something real


Cause the weaker get weaker but they always get older and sometimes time will tell

That were going somewhere and it ain't no time to fail

You gave me a loving that I never had before

And I thank you forever and more


This poem is about: 
My family


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