Tonight I heard
Mommy cry out in pain,
scared I hid under the
covers, I knew what was happening
Trembling in my bed completely all
wanting the night to end and wishing
this fear I had never known.
teddy bear close as I cried,
too afraid to
get up and look, maybe this time Mommy had
Mommy was laying bleeding on the
the black and blue marks covering her
face were hard to ignore.
Her new dress
was all tattered and torn,
the police were
staring at Daddy, their faces filled with
One policeman made a comment out
for Daddy to look at his handy work and
did he feel real proud.
Daddy was put
into handcuffs tonight,
I thought back and
wondered what had caused another fight.
got home after a night of drinking,
wonder why he hits Mommy and what he is
Looking as the ambulance drove
alone in our home wondering why things
had to be this way.
Tears are completely
covering my face,
Oh how I wish, Mommy and I
could live in a different place.
try growing a garden of flowers,
and be happy
again as we read books together for hours.
this something we could possibly do,
a nice place where dreams really can come
Mommy got out of the hospital
tomorrow we will be moving somewhere
very far away.
She looked so pretty dressed
holding me and promising we would
be safe every night.
All the future years
will be brighter,
for my small young heart
now made carefree and lighter.
innocence on any little face,
into the past in a different time and
© Brenda Sparkman