Vigorous Tears

by Sherry Lynn   Aug 23, 2006


Vigorous Tears

Innocent hearts forever scarred
Tears of pain leaves faces stained

Too young to understand
Brutality from one man

Too old to forget
The father they now regret

Once so full of love
Sadly, hatred has set in
Those famous last words
Forever echo within

“Daddy does not want to see us anymore”
The youngest says while dropping to the floor

Deafening silence chilled the air
Eight young eyes looked in despair

Not a night goes by without a tear
One by one each child says this prayer

“God bless mamma for she tries
God bless grandma and grandpa for the great times

God bless my sister and brother’s even though we fight
God bless Daddy and bring him by tonight

Please God,
Let us see Daddy one last time
Please, keep him close by your side

Time for bed so I guess Lord it is goodnight
Tomorrow we will give Daddy another try.”

With each prayer come more tears
Not a single smile or laughter fills the air

Children tucked in; each face wiped dry
Now it is my turn to pray tonight

“God bless mom and dad for, Lord, they try
God bless my siblings even though we fight

Most of all Father bless the kids
Please, God, hold them extra tight
For their father walked out on their lives.”

© Sherry Lynn Hull Richardson

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  • 9 years ago

    by Boy

    This poem is so deep. realy nice work.. your work is appriciative..

  • 9 years ago

    by Tom Swart

    It is obvious that your words provide the nutrients for a poets pen like the sky provides the blue for the clouds. . I enjoyed your poem and the thoughts that came to visit the page before me. Keep up the good writes I look forward to reading more of your works. Peace.

  • 10 years ago

    by Jorge Luis

    I'm no doubt loving this poem, and no worries because the prayers will not go unanswered....God bless...5/5...:)

  • 10 years ago

    by Autumn

    This poem really speaks to me. I actually have a friends whose mom's father beat and raped her every night, and finally at the age of 14 had the courage to speak up. Then she had to take a lie detector test, and she failed, while her father passed. Isn't it sad that the world has come to this? Where we can't even come to love or trust our own fathers?
    -Autumn

  • 10 years ago

    by Hey Brittknee

    Aww this one made me cry, i don't know what to say, this was an amazingly written poem, so filled with emotion, it was wonderful

    brittany (MD)