Battered and Beaten

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Originally written as a song about child abuse, I feel it also works as a piece of poetry. I have retained the verse/chorus structure.

The chorus is the childs voice and the verse an observers voice.

Sadly there is no conclusive happy ending.

Submitted: December 20, 2007

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Battered and Beaten
 
Battered and beaten stripped of any hope I had
Taunted and humiliated told that I am bad
Punched and strangled only allowed to gasp
Praying that each punch would finally be the last
 
Stripped and cold
A child who does exactly what he’s told
Ignored and lost
Waiting for each scrap to be tossed
 
Battered and beaten stripped of any hope I had
Taunted and humiliated told that I am bad
Punched and strangled only allowed to gasp
Praying that each punch would finally be the last
 
Hungry and crying
Is the child to be left dying?
Dazed and reeling
The child stripped of feeling
 
Battered and beaten stripped of any hope I had
Taunted and humiliated told that I am bad
Punched and strangled only allowed to gasp
Praying that each punch would finally be the last
 
Drugged and stoned
A child left so alone
Numb and bleeding
A child left pleading
 
Battered and beaten stripped of any hope I had
Taunted and humiliated told that I am bad
Punched and strangled only allowed to gasp
Praying that each punch would finally be the last
 
Dirty and abused
A child exists only to be used
Violated and spoiled
A child left feeling soiled
 
Battered and beaten stripped of any hope I had
Taunted and humiliated told that I am bad
Punched and strangled only allowed to gasp
Praying that each punch would finally be the last
 
Boneman 19/12/07
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