Sunday, March 28, 2010
She sits under the dinning table
With her eyes shut tight…
She buries her head into her pillow
But the screams don’t stop.
With every heartbeat they get louder,
Leaving that poor kid drenched with fear.
She does not dare to move,
Holding her teddy tight,
She picks up courage
And takes a look at what’s happening.
It’s just like another night,
She can see the broken glasses,
She can see her father’s feet
Pressed against her mother’s soft skin.
She wants to get out of the dark.
She wants to hold her mother in her arms…
But she’s numb with fear
She shuts her ears and her eyes
But she can still see her mum.
She cries softly praying to the Almighty
Keeping her fingers crossed.
It all goes on for long,
She hears her father slap her mother.
She hears more things breaking,
She feels her mother in pain.
It’s late when he leaves her alone,
Picking up courage, she walks up to her mother.
Both the bodies trembling with fear,
Hold each other, and try to comfort one another.
The smell of fear is all around,
She stokes her mother’s cheeks till she falls asleep.
Her hands tremble, she picks up the broken bottle
And smells the foul liquid.
She sits besides her mother
And prays to the Almighty,
Kisses her mother softly
And falls asleep besides her…
Hand in hand they sleep in the silent night
Dreading what the next day has in store for them