Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Play "Misty" for Me

My name is Misty
I'm only three,
My eyes are swollen
I cannot see,

I must be stupid
I must be bad,
What else could have
Made my daddy so mad?

I wish I were better
I wish I weren't ugly,
Then maybe my mommy
Would still want to hug me.

I can't speak at all
I can't do a wrong
Or else I'm locked up
All the day long.

When I awake
I'm all alone
The house is dark
My folks aren't home.

When my mommy does come
I'll try and be nice,
So maybe I'll get just
One whipping tonight.

Don't make a sound!
I just heard a car
My daddy is back
From Charlie's Bar.

I hear him curse,
My name he calls,
I press myself
Against the wall.

I try and hide
From his evil eyes,
I'm so afraid now
I'm starting to cry.

He finds me weeping,
He shouts ugly words,
He says its my fault
That he suffers at work.

He slaps me and hits me
And yells at me more,
I finally get free
And I run for the door.

He's already locked it
And I start to bawl,
He takes me and throws me
Against the hard wall.

I fall to the floor
With my bones nearly broken,
And my daddy continues
With more bad words spoken.

"I'm sorry!", I scream,
But its much too late.
His face has been twisted
Into unimaginable hate.

The hurt and the pain
Again and again.
Oh please God, have mercy!
Oh please let it end!

And he finally stops
And heads for the door,
While I lay there motionless
Sprawled on the floor.

My name is Misty
And I am but three,
Tonight my daddy
Murdered me.
- Misty Nicole Ramsey (1996)

2 comments:

FreeThinke said...


__________ Marilynette _________


Junior Jezebel who found applause
Ostentatiously bedecked in plumes ––
Nonesuch in your nonage –– groomed to cause
Boys to have impure thoughts in their rooms ––
Enticing in your gilded innocence ––
Nullifying prudent –– decent –– thought,
Evil overtook you. An immense
Tragedy by foolishness was wrought.
Refashioned –– coached –– to play the vain coquette ––
An arsenal of artifice about you
Mocked your childhood. This inane toilette
Secured your doom, and gives some cause to doubt you.
Enfante terrible with childhood stolen –– lost ––
You lived to show us Blonde Ambition’s cost.


~ FreeThinke

I wonder if Misty Nicole Ramsey could be related to Jonbenet Ramsey whose name makes up the acrostic in the above "Marilynette?"

Thersites said...

I can't answer the question, :(

It's possible.