A Child Abuse Poem: Daddy's Little Girl

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I hope it is OK to post a poem here.

As she swings higher and higher
She thought to herself, this is what little girls do
But she did not feel like other little girls
She is daddy’s little girl
Daddy’s little girl is bad and dirty
Daddy’s little girl will go to hell
Because she does those things that little girls should not do
Because she is daddy’s dirty little girl

Instead of dreaming of fun and laughter
She dreams of the pain that is her life
Instead of imagining fairies and princesses
She imagines the freedom of dying
Instead of chasing butterflies
She hides in the dark hoping she will disappear
Instead of smelling the roses
She smells the alcohol on his breath
Instead of tasting sweets and chocolate
She tastes him in her mouth
Instead of being young and innocent
She wears the weight of her life like an anchor

She is just a little girl
She should not know what she knows
She should not have seen those things
She should not have done the things he made her do
But he was her father
He knew best
He was there to protect her
Who was she to protest?
She was daddy’s dirty little girl

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