“Sympathy for the Children” by JA Bannon


Forced - I bow to your whims.
Pain overwhelms me as
I fall from grace in your eyes
To shatter below.
I cannot breathe
I am dragged under
You terrorize me.
I am what I can never be.
I submit to your torture
Eternally I suffer against my will.
Am I really your child?
Were we meant to be?