Eyes watering, wobbly knees, heart racing, grinding teeth.
Listening to the shrieks in your scream.
Drops of fear glistening down my cheeks.
Rushing to the phone but you’d yell not to call the police.
Watching the pain in your cry.
Listening to the truth in your lies
Saying everything will be alright.
But the fights at night
Scarred me for life.
I was young but I knew
That love doesn’t mark purple and blue
I was young but all I wanted to do
Was save you.
In the eye of the hurricane
I was brave enough to stand strong
To stand between you both
Screaming “don’t touch mom!”
Protecting you because you were too weak.
Too weak to walk away and see
That he was hurting you
But you were hurting me.