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Tough Love

They believe you have a problem
That only the whip can solve.
They hit you till you’re solemn,
They say it’s out of love.

Your tears rain down in torrents
And you plead.
They rid you of your garments
As you bleed.
They’ll hear none of the comments
That justifies your deed.
You wonder why you are their target
When you are their kid.

There are no warm words for you.
In their eyes, you are a liar; your words are untrue.
It’s abuse, but now, it’s got a fancy name.
You are a wolf they need to tame.

Their mannerisms are unfriendly and rough
And their coldness makes your breath to cease.
The love that they show is tough,
Some tough tough love it is!

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