To Mom

By , Philadelphia, PA
What have I done to deserve such hate?
I've not seen such anger fill those eyes in such a way.
I've not seen such ferocity rid thin lips in such a violent snarl.
And yet...
Why do you not hit me?
"Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me,"
You lie!!!
You lie, ridiculous proverb that I once lived by!
How I'd rather be struck as I was when I was a child than to hear your piercing, words of enmity...
My wounds will heal, but my feelings will remain shattered and impaired.
So then, strike me evil woman and display to me how resentful you are!
For I...
For I can feel it deep within the pit of my soul,
Within the deepest depth of my heart...
Strike me, evil woman!
For I cannot withstand enduring the rage you are barraging me with.
Strike me, evil woman!
And cease the suffering you've instilled within me...





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