That Day

That Day

A Poem by EnternalNight

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There once was this little boy...
He had a secret, one he wouldn't tell anyone.
He used to always be happy...
Unaware of what was happening... 
Then one day on his way home he saw a puppy,
It was left in a box on the road.
He took it home and hid it in his room. 
The next day after he got home he found his father holding a beer and the puppy...
His father had killed it.
The boy cried, his father laughed.
His mother ran down the stairs and held the boy shouting at his father.
His father hit his mother.. 
She laid there and looked at the father a shocked expression... 
Next thing the boy knew fist were flying and there was lots of shouting... 
Then his mother hit the floor bleeding and bruised... 
The father started walking toward the boy... 
It wouldn't stop
The boy shouted
His father was still coming
His mother pulled the boy away and ran 
Up the stairs 
Foot steps 
The sound of a man loading a gun
Being found...
A shot fired
A body in front of the boy
He looks up and sees his mother smiling at him
"Be a good boy ok?"
She dies protecting the boy.
The boy shaking stands and looks at his father
No emotion on his face
His fists at his sides as he whispers
 "How could you!" the boy cried and cried...
His father was getting angrier 
That was the first time the boy was hit,
The first time he saw death
And this is the time the boy was no longer innocent.
Everyday he remembers what his mother whispered to him while they hid
"Be a good boy Sam, protect your sisters. and never forget who you are. I love you Sammy"
He was only 9

© 2011 EnternalNight

Author's Note

please ignore grammar....

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Oh my goodness this is so heart wrenching.

Posted 13 Years Ago

sad this actually happens and that's a sad state of affair... good work

Posted 13 Years Ago

This is sad my dad tried to get rid of my cat by driving it miles away but the cat found is way back.
Thank you for sharing.

Posted 13 Years Ago

I can't tell you how closely this mirrors something that happened in my own youth...brings chills to my spine...LonelySoul

Posted 13 Years Ago

I ... cried... so... hard. Did this really happen?

Posted 13 Years Ago

Very sad indeed...

Posted 13 Years Ago

OMG! Tear inducing! lol
This is beautifully sad, a well written poem too love!
Sometimes people have a fate to see such things, always makes me wonder why!
This is amazing

Posted 13 Years Ago

They way you word it I can tell it comes from the heart. Very sad stories but very well written. You did a wonderful job. Your words are so powerful and heartbreaking. You did a very, very nice Job.

Posted 13 Years Ago

Wow! That is so sad! I'm actually speechless on what to write about this! It is so wrong for children to go through that!

Posted 13 Years Ago

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20 Reviews
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Added on December 8, 2010
Last Updated on January 2, 2011
Tags: abuse, hurt, anger, laughter, pain, protect, death




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