“Because I said so!”
They hit me. “Do it now!”
My body trembled. My head trembled. My mind shook.
I didn’t want to. My life would never be the same.
Those dagger hard eyes sure scare me.
Does it matter that I know right from wrong?
It’s hurt or be hurt, right?
My whole life shook.
I didn’t want to die but if I did what they said my life –as I knew it – was over.
I knew what I had to do.
Did I have the courage?
Was my life that important?