This may be one of those "dark" poems with an uncomfortable subject matter. Stop reading now if you are adverse to controversy.
Smiles covered with veils
Remarks edged with knives
Daggers, guns and more
They'll take it all.
Hands touch places - wrong
They know, they're just so young.
They'll take it all, for they know no better.
He's her father.
He knows better.
©Katy Stewart 1996
This was written when I was 14 after going to a "Zero Tolerance" workshop about domestic violence. It's crude I know but after reading the discussion board I thought I'd share.