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tori
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0 posted 02-01-2000 11:04 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

In great disgrace with bitter grief
The widow stands with such relief
The burden done the bell has tolled
She fights, to keep control
Her head hung low with humility
For no one  on this earth to see
Yet the shame she knows, she can not hide
The scars she wares of his pride
On drunken nights when  he came home
And woke the house with fists of stone
He left his anger in her bones
With broken lips he took her pride
To stand with nothing left inside
A mindless zombie she'd become
With his rage and the smell of rum
The humiliation she endured
Painful scars of his words
They kept her trapped with in his tomb
Of violent love and bloody moons
Locked inside his bitter hate,
there was  no way to escape
Is all she knew, no more no less
a victim of love, possessed
On the morning he did not awake,
she went to see why he was late
And found him laying on his side
she knew at once he had died
Tears fell out like pouring rain,
she knew she'd never hurt again
And silently she stood as the earth fell down,
as they lowered his body into the ground
She lifted her head for all to see
She smiles, for at last she's free


  tori 2000



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I've not wasted one drop of ink
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Denise
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1 posted 02-01-2000 11:07 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Very powerful piece, Tori. I can understand her relief. Very sad that so many people have to live this kind of existence. Well done!

Denise
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2 posted 02-01-2000 11:30 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

Tori, this is excellent. I loved the last two lines. - SEA
tori
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3 posted 02-02-2000 12:03 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

I agree Denise.. I help out at a shelter close by .. it is so sad to know so many live like this..

Thanks Sea )

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Sally S.
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4 posted 02-02-2000 12:10 AM       View Profile for Sally S.   Email Sally S.   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sally S.

Whoa.....powerful, indeed.  I don't understand why...WHY does this happen?  It takes a strong person to stay....a stronger one to leave.  

Profound words here, Tori.
~ViXeN~
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5 posted 02-02-2000 01:06 AM       View Profile for ~ViXeN~   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ~ViXeN~

wow, this is really powerful... i had a friend once who lived in a life such as that... its a terrible experience that nobody should have to face.
well done
tori
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6 posted 02-02-2000 08:23 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

Thanks for reading Sally and Vixen
I sure hope your friend has made her way out of the abuse...

 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
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on the threshold of a dream


7 posted 02-02-2000 09:37 AM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

Great poem, tori... Unfortunately, too many wait for death to provide their release from the hell they're living in... and they end up being the one put in the grave.

[This message has been edited by suthern (edited 02-02-2000).]
JamesMichael
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8 posted 02-02-2000 02:00 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Hi Tori the line touched me "the widow stands with great relief" and I can understand your feeling of relief to finally be free of such a great burden.    It is such a sorrowful thing that people find themselves stuck in this cycle of pain and abuse.  I too smile with you that you are now free yet it is sad that you have so many ugly memories to remember.  I hope many new blessings and joy will replace your sadness.   This poem was very beautifully written...such a nice smooth flow.  Take care, James
tori
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9 posted 02-02-2000 05:53 PM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

I agree with you southern
Thanks James this one is not about my life but I think it is all of our fight to help stop it !

 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
Vlh.
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WhtDove
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10 posted 02-02-2000 10:21 PM       View Profile for WhtDove   Email WhtDove   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit WhtDove's Home Page   View IP for WhtDove

Tori, this was really strong! A message of abuse, and you've described it well!  How one feels when they're in it. Very sad, if only all would realize that they are worth more than that, and there is always a way out.

Excellent, but so very truthfully sad!
hoot_owl_rn
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Oh my, this one really spoke strongly to me. I at one time wished for this to happen, me who would not hurt a fly...it's a hard situation to be in.
tori
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12 posted 02-03-2000 10:14 AM       View Profile for tori   Email tori   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tori's Home Page   View IP for tori

I've seen a lot of this working at the local womens shelter Dove.. it takes a strong person to endure and even stronger one to exit but so many wait till one of them is gone..

Ruth, you were not alone "She Smiles" is what so many of them have waited and wished for.... until they find their way..


 If with pen in hand I've made you think
I've not wasted one drop of ink
Vlh.
visit my site~ http://www.hsanet.net/user/dkm/hellomy.htm
 
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