Into Wasted Hope and Defeat

by reginadee2014

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Into Wasted Hope and Defeat

Regina Puckett

A precious bundle of joy was given to them

But what did the two of them do with him

They covered him daily with words of shame

Each and every imagined wrong they did blame

They colored him in bruises and cigarette burns

With every kick and punch they each took turns

There was night after night without anything to eat

Until they turned his heart into wasted hope and defeat