Why Did

I try to understand, why you smiled and held my hand and then took it all away
And you did day after day, what made you hate me that way?
What did I do? I didn’’t hate you; in fact the opposite was true!
Tell me please, why did you do what you did to me when I was a kid?

You didn’’t just hurt me, it was everyone I came into contact with you see
From that moment on I felt my life was all gone, I want to understand
I became an infection spreading your deception, hurting all that came close
So please tell me, why did you do what you did to me when I was a kid?

Don’’t tell me it was because it was done to you, because we both know that is not true
You did it to me and I didn’’t do it to my family
So come on spit it out, I spent my life not knowing whether to hate or not
Come on tell me, what made you? Why did you do what you did to me when I was a kid?

When I younger than now, I played with a rope but I was lucky it broke
I took up a knife and started to slice, you did that to me!
What made you that way, they say you will always be that way and nothing can change it
I really do want to understand, why did you do what you did to me when I was a kid?

It happens all the time behind closed doors, kept quiet so no one will know
We see it all in the papers and the news but that’s just Hi Vis, tip of the iceberg
It’’s people like you that are kept secret behind family walls, the silent majority
Why?
You took so much away and I still live with it to this day
So please tell me, why did you do what you did to me when I was a kid?
 

Todays poetry contest entry was written by Andy C.

 

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