I Hope I Never Understand…

When you have kids, you’ll understand
When you have you first child you will thank me
When you have kids, you’ll say I was right…

But will I?

I hope I never understand
the sense of joy you got from striking your fist across a childs face
the rush you felt after shaking a child until they were shaking in fear
the anger you had for any laughter that was not permitted by you
the justification of neglecting a child in torment of sexual abuse

I hope I never understand

I hope I never thank you
for a disgusting smirk after watching a child scream in pain
for allowing an addiction to be more important than a child’s health
for allowing a child’s innocence to be exchanged for free things
for every nightmare a child will have to relive as an adult

I hope I never thank you

I hope I never say you were right
in throwing a toddler into a wall
in refusing to seek medical attention for a child who was nearly dead
in daily reminding a child that they were of no value
in using the most loving and Holy Book to justify child abuse and neglect

I hope I never say you were right.

And I won’t…

Because I’m not you.

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