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I Wish I Had Been Stronger

Because it hurt.

I remember

yelling

for him

to stop.

I remember

fighting back.

Punching.

Kicking.

Screaming.

But, I was

too weak.


It hurt.

It hurt

so bad.

I can

recall

the pain.

The voice

telling me

to shut-up.

Telling me

that he'd

kill me

if I screamed

one

more

time.


My breathing

was getting

harder.

His

was getting

faster.

My tears

were uncontrollable

just like his

laugh.


The most painful

five minutes

of my life.

I wanted it all

to be over.


Soon, I was

standing over

my cold

lifeless

body.

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