Blood stains

I stood there, watching you shed your tears

I heard you drop to your knees, holding her close

Begging her to say something,

the agony palpable in your voice as your screams filled the room,

And for some sick and twisted reason,

I seemed to enjoy it.

You yelled and pleaded and asked me why,

And honestly? I didn’t have a reason to give you,

Maybe I’m just a monster,

Wasn’t I meant to be your hero?

You said I was, and that you’d always look up to me,

It’s funny how one little thing can change so much.

There’s so much you don’t know.

Now as the lawyers drone on,

Saying words they probably don’t understand,

I can’t help but zone out and think of you sitting behind me.

Do you think I deserve this?

Of course I do, I’m not joining your mom up in the heavens,

For she is an angel and I’m a sinner

I’m going the other way.

They’re about to ask me the big question,

And all it takes is one quick glance at your broken eyes to know what to say.

“Your honour, I plead guilty.”

Just remember Daddy loves you.

Author: Nandini Patil

Editor: Krisha Raut

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