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RainbowGirl
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0 posted 09-07-99 07:30 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

The lady sings a tune
a song that goes way back
one of love and welcome home
it lives on a one way track

Always giving, always sincere
he hits her and she falls to the floor
mind alert, she struggles to think
her eyes on the knife in the drawer

quietly she holds her breath
hoping he'll think her dead
instead he kicks her one more time
no words need be said

eventually she gets on up
with the help of a bruising hand
he drags her as she cries
closing her ears to his demands

She vowed right then that she would go
and waited for her time
no more would he abuse her
this hole from out she would climb

wanting only safety and peace
she quietly pretends and waits
for him to go to sleep
but he lays his hand upon her
and she's consumed with hate

He'd spoken to her with words of love
which she believed were true
only when he burnt her
did she get her first clue...

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-07-99).]
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1 posted 09-07-99 07:32 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

So sad, RainbowGirl. Is this the end of it? I hope she can get away from him.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

Tara Simms
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2 posted 09-07-99 07:36 PM       View Profile for Tara Simms   Email Tara Simms   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Tara Simms's Home Page   View IP for Tara Simms

This gave me cold chills!
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3 posted 09-07-99 07:47 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Elizabeth

Yep, I've done that...as for the end...I'm hopefull..:-)

HUGS

Tara

Sorry..

Hugs

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

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4 posted 09-07-99 07:49 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Good! Leave him in the dust I say.

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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5 posted 09-07-99 07:54 PM       View Profile for Severn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Severn

Return HUGS to you.
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6 posted 09-07-99 07:55 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

And here's a HUG from me!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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7 posted 09-08-99 04:05 AM       View Profile for JTF   Email JTF   Edit/Delete Message     View IP for JTF

wow !!! ... so powerful and so heartbreaking ... you know I'm not violent but I wish one I could lay my hands on him ... when one looks at what you've been through they have to be proud of you ... BIG HUGS

HUSG Twinkie


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8 posted 09-08-99 08:19 AM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

This one touches far too close to home for me...it brought back old memories and sent chills up my spine. If this is based on true experience, I hope, by the grace of God, that you are no longer in that situation.
Hugs,
Ruth

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"Nobody has measured, not even poets, how much the heart can hold" ~Zelda Fitzgerald
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Yanno me so well VL....Tell him he just won a million dollars....all he has to do is pick it up...I'll send ya my address....I'll pay him off, (you know I'm quite capable).....WITH INTEREST!

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all I can say to that poem is to send big big hugs and...well, just hugs, no words will come out
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very powerful and oh so sad....no one deserves to be treated this way and I hope if this is you,you have the strength to leave it never gets better, only worse.....
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12 posted 09-08-99 10:19 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Just one question... when you send him to Toe, can I watch Toe make him wish he'd never been born? Great job, RG!
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This was so sad! And man does it bring back memories! They are right you know, everytime this happens it gets a little worse. I was blessed in the fact that mine changed and went into rehab and got better. Been sober for 9 yrs. But that is rare...I hope that there is a happy ending to this story! Hon, you deserve so much more than that! You are a gift to this world, and you deserve better!
God keep you safe and watch over you.
I cry for you!!!
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14 posted 09-08-99 01:57 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Thank you all for the replies...yes it is based on experience and one I hoped was over but last night proved me wrong...But i've found a way to get out today, as always it has a price but gold would be worth it...

Thanks again for your hugs and support and I'm sorry for any wounds I may have reopened...

Sincerely
Rainbow

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.


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15 posted 09-08-99 02:06 PM       View Profile for traveler   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for traveler

I am so sorry to learn that this moving poem comes from a real life experience ... I grew up with that type of circumstance at home ...
my prayers will be with you ...
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16 posted 09-08-99 03:28 PM       View Profile for Sue   Email Sue   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sue

Why do we always believe them in the beginning? Often it seems that the worse they are, the better they can lie.
I hope you are out of that for good, now.
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17 posted 09-08-99 10:58 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

God Bless!

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*Elizabeth*

"Dwelt a maid belov'd and cherish'd by high and low,
But with autumn leaf she perish'd, long time ago..."

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18 posted 09-08-99 11:13 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

I had no idea that this was based on true life experience andI find it so inconceivable to comprehend. No woman deserves abuse of any kind, for sure, but.......you, Rainbow? You are one of the classiest, nicest, courteous, giving people I have ever encountered, bar none. It is impossible for me to picture in my mind anyone treating you with less than full respect. I would feel the same about Hoot and WhtDove, who have also gone through this. What happens here? Is giving oneself completely to some men such a power trip that they feel they can abuse and mistreat at will? No, don't tell me. I don't know and I don't want to know how that kind of mind thinks. I feel for all of you and I am ashamed to be of the same gender as the perpetrators of these vicious acts. Thank God you are all survivors.
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19 posted 09-09-99 03:56 AM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Thank you all..:-))

Balladeer

Bless you sweetheart...you made a rainbow smile..:-))

HUSG

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.

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20 posted 09-09-99 07:44 AM       View Profile for Dark Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Angel

This is such a sad poem Rainbow, I am sorry you are going through this pain.Please don't put up with any more of it

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What comes from the heart goes to the heart.
Samuel Coleridge


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A *bunch* of ((hugs)) to the big hugger...

The weird thing about the abusee in an abusive relationship is,they somehow *manage* to justify all that torture in the name of love..Once they realize that they truly deserve more, half the battle is done.

Now that I read the poem again, I am starting to wonder if your poem is a literal graphic description of a physically abusive relationship.Is it?? Or is the 'guy soul-battering'? Coz, personally, I think the latter is even worse!! I could relate..

I am saying a prayer for you while I am typing this..God Bless..

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"No one was ever ruined from without;
The final ruin comes from within.".....Amelia E. Barr


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22 posted 09-09-99 12:49 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

this is what we're gonna do. Send him to Toe...Toe you send him to me and i'll do a "lorena Bobbett" (is that how you spell her name?) on him. after that, we'll all gang up on him. I can be the meanest person when you want me to.
now with all seriousness...GET OUT! This was happening to me with the guy whose kid i was carrying. it left me so traumatized that i still can feel him on me sometimes. I just broke up with my recent boyfriend for many reasons, but at the end i thought i wanted out because i saw that it was becoming too physical. He never hurt me don't get me wrong. But i'm still so scared from before that i took it out on him. the remedy for you right now is to leave wherever you can and look up at your rainbow. If we weren't so far away i'd be right next to you right now...thank God for passionate forum. keep in touch.
miriam



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23 posted 09-09-99 07:10 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

moonmoon

good question and sorry for the delay in replying, case of pc down but now up...much like me..:-))

I guess there are several different types of abusers...but to help explain, I'll try to give an answer to the poem..firstly, much of the poem describes the actions or events that took place between my first husband and myself..never having been in that situation before, it was tough...but it started with the silliest of things...a cup of tea that was too hot...but on reflection, it wouldn't really have made any difference if it was cold...he wanted to release his anger and that was enough...for 7 years this went on and finally, the events in the poem, made me realise...other things as well, like telling me the child I thought I was carrying had to be aborted and I love children to bits, so that finalised things too...as it happens I wasn't pregnant and I've simplied things here as well...at the end of the day, the man I married was wasn't the man I thought I was marrying...too many culture differences...one of the things he delighted in was stopping me from voicing an opinion, literally...but...one day you wake up and stop blaming yorself for giving someone a cup of tea that's either too hot or too cold or not hot enough..

The other type of abuser is the mental or emotional one...and that's my current husband...the events of the other night are a one off...caused becaused he's finally realised that he has no hold over me anymore...he won't try it again because that was his last attempt at fighing for me but it's a lost cause...the love died a long time ago as did the respect and ...love dies through neglect...

Hope that explains a bit for you or anyone else reading, there's a lot I could say but would be boring for most..*g* and hey, what the heck, I've grown and become stronger but should someone in that position be reading...I have only one thing to say!

You're special, find a man or woman who will treat you as such!

HUGS

Miriam

You know life is strange...sometimes people go through life with no problems, other times people face the hardest of decisions..but these people that have tough choices to make, know what life is, and how hard it is and they love even more! Just like you!

HUGS

One last comment: I'm glad I'm the person I am but I doubt I would be if it wasn't for the life I have so far lived...so there's a rainbow in that too..:-))

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You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.



[This message has been edited by RainbowGirl (edited 09-09-99).]
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24 posted 09-09-99 07:53 PM       View Profile for Craig   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Craig

I wish I knew what to say, or if there is anything I can say, they may not be sorry but I am. These things should never happen, but they do, all I can say is if you decide to take up Toes gallant offer remember Im on the same land mass if you need me.

BIG Hugs
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