You didn’t see my tears, didn’t see me cry within.
Never saw my scars, nor the pain I carried in.
Simply ignored my bruises plus those dirty marks.
Rewarded me with taunts and rude remarks.
You screamed, slapped and defied.
I hid, fell and cried.
You hurt me a million times, all you had was me to assault.
I backed up a thousand times, praying that you would stop.
I cried all night, while you slept.
Saving all I could; a secret that I kept.
You would often call me names, often appall.
I would often ignore, never recall.
You simply didn’t care to notice what my heart desired.
You did all you could and I never backfired.
My body wanted to escape, wanted a revival.
Unfortunately, it couldn’t. ‘Cause I was living in denial.
© Khushi Suneja