An Understanding

You said I’d understand
And that I’d do the same things
You’re so very wrong

What I remember:
Fear, Pain, Sadness
Alienation, Heartache, Rejection
I will never pass on

My soul is different
Won’t mindlessly
Do it all again
Just because

My child will never suffer
At my own hand
My child will never wonder
If she is Loved

Echoes of the pain
Linger in the stillness
of memory

New wounds shatter
The peace of mind I found
Go away – you don’t love me
You don’t understand love