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What have I done now? What did I do?
I was thrown to the ground,then knocked around too
Why does he do this? Does it make him feel strong?
This energy of Anger was let out all wrong!
It hurts me inside to see him this way:
I wish I could fix him , If I had to I'd pay!
I thought I knew him, after all he's my dad;
But boy was I wrong, I don't and that's sad.
He always takes out all his anger on me;
It's making me sick I've just got to get free!
I'm afraid to come home wondering how he will act;
I come very late to avoid the attack
It's pretty bad when your afraid he's near;
I hide in my room to escape my fear.
He can be so gentle, so loving and kind;
But I wonder each day what is wrong with his mind.
I just want to please him, make him happy each day
It seems all he looks for is how I betray.
I hate the way he expects me to be;
I want some control, and I want to be me!
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