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A Family Showers Their Beloved Son With Tender Gifts

In by Brandon on November 14, 2010 at 12:23 am

His mother plucked his eyes out a week after his birth. She kept him from seeing the harshness of poverty.

Later, his father stabbed carpentry nails through his eardrums. Father did not want him hearing the sound of gunfire and upheaval.

It was his grandmother who cut away his tongue when they had weaned him from his mother’s breast. Nothing worth tasting grew in their land.

He lived and when he finally understood what they had done, he thanked them without speech and cried from empty eyelids.

He couldn’t hear their weeping. Silence was a blessing bestowed by his father.

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  1. wow this is ridiculous. who wrote this?

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