"Mama Didn't Play."

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Wasting that plate of grits was a painful lesson learned.

Submitted: June 23, 2017

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Submitted: June 23, 2017



I was 9 years old, when I really felt your anger. You gave me birth and those painful bloody welts on my back - with an extension cord. I told you, told you mama - I didn't mean to do it, waste that plate of grits on that old green carpet - but you, you wasn't tryin' to hear me tho.'Daddy had a fit! When he came home from work and found me like that.

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