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Killing Felons
by Michael Barry
Monday, July 09, 2012
Rated "R" by the Author.
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Written upon hearing of my brother's actions toward his children.

 

Killing Felons

 

Murder came easy

for me. Did it you Dear

brother? Do you fear Dear

brother? Fear not, Dear brother,

your sins are safe

from These words.

To-day I will tell

me.

 

I was 12 when I began

killing innocence, innocently

and became the monster my mother tried not

to let me see.

Our father’s switch

I was

violence

I was

terrible

I was

murderer, innocent, our family history

I was. And some days

still am.

 

I restrain myself

daily.

Hold back what lingers violently on the tips

of my fists to keep it from becoming the thing that it was

that I was

that I am.

 

And my friend tells me

she doesn’t see it. That I

am like a big teddy bear, and I smile

to conceal my shame,

put my blue eyes to the floor

to hide the eyes of those

who I have made to fear

my hands, our family history,

our father’s switch. That I

struggle so desperately to un-become.

 

But even with that, Dear

brother, you know

that were you here, Dear

brother to see my eyes to-day? Oh, Dear

brother you would see them

no more.

 

Because I have heard of

your daughter’s cries, dried your

son’s tears, both of them and YOU

GREY HAIR, YOU ARE NOT ASHAMED…

but I can smell you, even from 3,000 miles

away, I can smell you, and you stink of our father

you reek of our mother, and the putrid smell of our family

history begs the wind not blow, lest I should smell it, and come

for you, and all that you are, you motherfucker, and all you pass down,

you sonofabitch, and what you and your cunt of a fucking wife have done

makes me want… soo bad…

not to hide

my eyes

from

you.

but

I

do

I do, I do, I do. Though some

days, like to-

day I do

not

know

why.

 

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Reviewed by Connie Faust 7/13/2012
I didn't notice the R before I began to read.
It's a passionate writing, sharing so many emotions as you seek to leave the past behind and restrain yourself from reacting.
I personally believe the foul expressions detract from the importance of what you wrote.

Connie
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