Legacy

Did you feel shame?

For the pain you inflicted.

For the fear

You could see in our eyes.

For the trust you stole.

Your anger was unjustified –

We were children.

Indifferent to our suffering

Your discontentment ruled.

There was never a reason to smile. Or hope.

You were the father of enduring torment.

Torment that lingers still.

We are your legacy.

©SD Wheelock

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