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Tale of Abuse

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0 posted 08-13-99 01:31 AM       View Profile for startin_fresh   Email startin_fresh   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for startin_fresh

Tale of Abuse!

Late and in the still of night
The blows of the aggressor strike
Her crime, loving him so much
But his strokes aren't just touch

Quietly she suffers the pain
Muffled sighs as the blow lands again
The perfect couple says the neighbor
I had no idea that he would hit her

The bruises show but she would say
That she fell or slipped that day
He leaves for work at early dawn
His victim lie tattered and worn

No time to cry the children wake
Must not let them see me this way
Quickly to makeup to conceal
To cover this terrible ordeal.

The oldest son has grown tall
Stands and listens in the hall
The blows are harder with each hit
He has grown tired of all the shit

He stands up to the abuser
Wants him to stop hitting her
Through the door and lands a punch
He's hit so hard like being drunk

Enough's enough you hateful man
Leave her alone don't hit her again
Hit me you mean hateful S.O.B.
Hit me and just let her be.

She never could walk out the door
He was the breadwinner, sole support
The children grow and move away
Hardly visit home these days.

The victim and abuser now old
His violent temper has grown cold
She in her room keeps to herself
He pulls old movies from the shelf

Abuse now over and the pain remains
Various ailments she suffers again
He sits and wonders what went wrong
She limps slightly as she moves along

Listen to this and please hear me
Leave there, get out, get free
The children know the cry in silence
Their faces you can see the grimace

As they carry the abuser to the grave
They tried but the victim wasnt saved
He couldnt take her whimpers and pain
So he shoots her and him as he aims.

This story doesnt have to be true
Don't let it become the history of you
Leave now, go quickly, and move away
Get to safety forget what people say.

It's your life if you choose to remain
But don't let the kids see it again
The scars heal on the outside of you
But they could stay forever in you.

[This message has been edited by startin_fresh (edited 08-14-99).]
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1 posted 08-13-99 01:37 AM       View Profile for Terri   Email Terri   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Terri

A sad tale too often true...thanks for sharing, Startin.
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2 posted 08-13-99 02:23 AM       View Profile for elvira   Email elvira   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for elvira

Welcome to the forums, startin_fresh
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3 posted 08-13-99 05:19 AM       View Profile for angel girl   Email angel girl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for angel girl

Heartbreaking. Very well written.

One touch of nature makes the whole world kin.
-William Shakespeare

Tara Simms
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since 08-12-99
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4 posted 08-13-99 03:58 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

I'm glad you posted this, it's very powerful and speaks volumes.
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Lumpy Oatmeal makes me Crazy!

5 posted 06-10-2007 06:40 PM       View Profile for aziza   Email aziza   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for aziza

Still important in its message, plea and power.  I hope others read it -- others who may need the message.

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Realm of Supernatural

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