Mom sitting in her rocking chair,
Hears a sound upon the stairs.
She sees a shadow holding another.
She is witnessing a brutal murder.
Screams of help from a voice
Who tries to fight, but has no choice.
A piercing cry within her ear,
She tries to believe she cannot hear.
Soon there’s silence, a drop on the floor.
The fighting stopped. There is no more.
Written by Gail Brookshire