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A Daughter's Apology
6raindog

There is a companion piece to this poem called A Father's Apology. If you have the time please read them back to back. The other poem is the exact same length.

His feet stood firm on the ground
 1
Solidifying his place in the hall
 2
With his dirt crusted toes
 3
 
 
His hands clutched the chains
 4
His fingernails scratched the iron
 5
And slowly a dent was made in the bindings
 6
 
 
His lips opened and closed
 7
The air magnifies his noise
 8
Filling the hall with lies
 9
 
 
He held ice in his eyes
 10
Unyielding to the spectators
 11
and full of cruelty
 12
 
 
Fire burned on his head
 13
Along with a pride
 14
For all that he destroyed
 15
 
 
His feet leave the ground as he falls
 16
And some dirt falls off his toes
 17
 
 
His hands grasp the chains as he kneels
 18
The iron digging into his skin
 19
 
 
His lips open and close as he gasps
 20
And the air steals the rest of his noise
 21
 
 
His eyes hold ice as he cries
 22
Yielding all his emotions
 23
 
 
His head burns down as he bows his head
 24
And the pride is shattered
 25
 
 
He is the only tyrant
 26
For the people I saved
 27
 
 
And now I stand above him
 28
For the first and final time
 29
 
 
Raising my sword high and soon it will fall
 30
Yet I can’t help but feel sorry
 31
 
 
For the father who is nothing our people need
 32
And everything I need
 33

27 Mar 18


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