You tear a piece of paper,
You rip it all to shreds,
And then you throw it in a pile
And yell at it for being torn.
You ask it why it doesn't just tape itself together,
Although it literally can't,
You tore it in the first place.
You take a plate and throw it
Right on the kitchen floor.
You watch it shatter to pieces,
And then you ask it why it's broken.
You scream at it for letting you damage it,
Despite the fact it couldn't do anything to stop you.
Then, you finish by complaining when you step on the shards
That you refuse to clean up.
Why do you blame things for the damage you caused?
Why do you blame them for hurting you
When you hurt them first?
How can you yell at anyone for reacting and fighting back
Against the hurt that you caused them?
Why can't you see that it's nonsensical
When you do this to human beings, too?
Why should I be the bad person
For receiving damage I cannot fix,
Did not ask for,
And did nothing to cause?
After having heaps of abuse piled onto them,
Why should someone be in the wrong
For fighting back against
Or being angry at
Something that someone else started
And was no fault of their own?
Why should the person who caused the damage
Get away scot-free
Without having to even try and fix it?
You cannot blame the victim
While acting like the attackers
Are poor little innocents who should face no consequences
For the things they did.