Do You Care?

October 19, 2011
Do you care about that girl?
That girl that lies there
covered in bruises?
I saw you hit her.
It’s not funny.
That’s your daughter.
Don’t you care?
She came to my house
yesterday crying.
Your daughter’s pregnant
with your son.
Do you care?
That she’s covered in bruises?
I saw the scars on her back,
did you cause them?
She won’t tell me
do you care
that she sits
in her closet
No, you don’t care.
I heard you laughing
about those bruises,
you don’t love
her at all, and your son?
You’ll end up killing him.
I heard the stories,
yes, all of them.
She told me about her back.
Yes, I know how they got there,
that knife in your pocket,
you should be ashamed.
No, you don’t care.
That’s why I laugh
as you get taken away
in hard metal handcuffs.
She's safe now but you still
don't care.
Do you?

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bass_rockrgrl13 said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 8:52 am
A very powerful poem, but it seems to be lacking something... Maybe try adding a little more about how the daughter feels using metaphors?
Silver2black said...
Jan. 20, 2012 at 8:51 am
The questions make a nice storie, but compared to the rest of the poetry on this site, sorry this looks like a strange subject !
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