• One.
    The beatings continue.

    My face red,
    not only from the blows,
    but from crying.

    What did I do to deserve this?
    Where did I go wrong?
    Where did my Life go wrong?

    Harder and Harder,
    I try to brace myself.
    But eventually,
    I collapse.

    On the floor,
    I lay there.
    Wondering how long this will continue.

    I've been a good girl,
    I do as I'm told.
    I even sleep on the ground,
    when the nights are cold.

    But it continues.
    The pain,
    the tears,
    the horror in my life.

    Where has the love gone?
    Or was I ever even loved?