I get this eerie, tingling feeling
When something is not right.
I climb out of bed and into my slippers
To see my Mom and Dad fight.
It is about the ugliest thing you'll ever see
When a man hits his wife,
But just before he finishes the job
He sees me and I run for my life.
I quickly lock myself in
But it is still not enough
Because I can still her her scream
As he continues to beat her up.
I look around my room.
I cannot believe this is real.
I slide down to the floor
And rock myself 'till I can't feel.
When I open my eyes again
The room is all blurry.
The screaming had finally stopped.
The clock read four-thirty.
It takes all my strength to get up
And I slowly open the door.
It was a battlefield, my dad had won
Because my Mom lay helpless on the foor.
I suddenly scream. I hear my voice
As I run to her side.
My hands shake as I reach for her
While praying she don't die.
But that's when my Dad comes back
With the devil in his eyes.
I feel so small and defeated
As he throws me aside.
My body hits hard but I still turn back
To see him at it again, beating his wife.
I throw myself across and hug my mom tight
He pauses for a second, but then kicks me at my sides.
I cry for me and my Mom
Her body heavy in my arms.
She smiles and whispers in my ear
"I'm so sorry, you did nothing wrong."
Her body went limp
And I knew it was over.
He had fullfilled his dreams,
He had finally killed my mother.