Oh to have been born suspenders
To support trousers without any shame
Instead Iím a belt that frequently renders
painful screams when wielded to maim.
I keep up the pants of a sometimes bully.
When heís drunk, as a weapon Iím used.
If sober from loops he rarely removes me.
ĎCept in anger a loved one is bruised.
History used as justification,
ďMy daddy beat me black and blue.Ē
I was passed down by that generation
to ensure whippings continue.
Doomed to recall every childís tear
Every cruel beaterís hundred-proof chuckle.
The remorse I feel, yes, is severe.
Eclipsed only by that of the buckle.
Written by Gahddess_Worship (Osomajestuoso)
Author's Note
Inspired by the "Personification" competition. Note that I was fortunate to have never been beaten by my parents. Okay maybe a bit psychologically. I follow their example but I try not to damage any psyches in the process :)
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