Tuesday, 25 October 2016

DON’T YOU DARE!



Don’t tell me to be calm
Not after years of the palm
Years of running away from your palm
And then I see it coming again
Don’t you dare tell me to be calm!
I am no fool!
Your cup is full!
I’m no longer going to play the victim
Not with all these scars within
It’s been too long
This is not where I belong
Don’t you dare call me names!
Not after years of eating the canes
Your harsh words
Your demeaning words
Your violence
Your insolence
Don’t you dare!
I’m done being afraid
This me you made…
Hell no!
I have to go!
Don’t you dare come after me!
Don’t invite me for tea!
I’m done being your punching bag
Feel free to let your tongue wag
But don’t expect me back
You’ve left your mark
Big scars of sorrow
I won’t let you ruin my tomorrow
So, don’t you dare come after me!
I’m off to build a happier life for me
To be a better me without you



By Sylvia Chika
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