Fated Affliction

Fated Affliction

A Poem by G. K. Bostic






















So many angry words

Are shouted through tears into

Ears of innocence in miniature mortal,

Through portals, to the core of

Metamorphosing young, warping development,

Predicting perseveration of debasement.


Toxic tyranny begets years of torment...


A son cries in fear

As bellowing frightens and confuses,

And father abuses the one who nurtures,

Who’s the only protection, till she

Needs protecting, not able to shelter

Her young from witnessing ugliness

From growing and learning

What a family is and how it lives


Toxic tyranny begets years of torment...


Teenage boy coercing girl, reliving

Lessons learned in home schooling

From first teacher, man of anger,

Molded in his image, growing to be

Fashioned in father’s form

No escaping prevalent storms within.


Toxic tyranny begets years of torment... 




G. K. Bostic - 5/12/11










© 2011 G. K. Bostic

Author's Note

G. K. Bostic
I was introduced to a poetic form called the Bop that was developed by poet Afaa Michael Weaver....3 stanzas....First stanza is 6 lines long and presents a problem,
Second stanza is 8 lines long and explores or expands the problem
Third stanza is 6 lines long and either presents a solution or documents the failed attempt to resolve the problem.....each followed by a refrain. This is my attempt.

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This is nicely done. You took a difficult topic and turned into a very well written poem. Taking us through the story.

Posted 9 Years Ago

an interestingly written poem G...the abusive life, the abuser, and then the abused becoming the same...nice work on this poem...

Posted 9 Years Ago

I always know that I can count on you Gloria to introduce me to a great new form, and from my take you held this form to its highest! I love the twist on “home schooled!” So many question this reality of the effect parents have on the behavior their children, I think they are more susceptive than some would like to admit…

Great Write!

Posted 10 Years Ago

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G. K. Bostic
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Retired Special Education Teacher & Supervisor, Writer of poetry and Nanowrimo novel, wife, mother, grandmother, and lover of country. I can be found at www.gkbostic.com Update: Since I wrote this .. more..

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