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A Battered Soul

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Suetang
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since 03-07-2001
Posts 5275
Melbourne, Australia


0 posted 08-31-2001 07:06 PM       View Profile for Suetang   Email Suetang   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Suetang

No longer is the image
of your once kind face
very clear in my troubled mind
Have you become merely
an image of yesterday
a stranger from my past
a once pleasant memory?
The tone in your voice has changed
You have become a stranger to me
as I bear the wrath
of your verbalised rage

What happened to the man I once loved
who once professed so much love for me
who hung off my every word
who respected me for who I was
and who loved me unconditionally?
Your values have changed
and you have found something
you love more than me

So many nights I cringed in the corner
battered and bruised as you
beat me senseless until I lay
like a ragdoll on the floor
I knew it was the alcohol
that brought your anger to the fore
as I became your punching bag
your source of entertainment
Things only got worse for me
when you lost your job
your license
and your dignity
All too soon you were
about to lose me too

My once pleasant memories of you
disappeared after you punched me
last night and broke my nose
You crippled my soul
and stole my dignity
That final blow brought me out
of my daze and back to reality

No longer were you worthy of my love
as I packed my bags and left you
slumped on the bed in drunken stupor
Memories of your kind warm touch
left me long ago as they were
replaced with the cold hard slaps
from the back of your hand

You hurt my pride
you battered and bruised my body
you ripped apart my soul
and you lost my love forever

My mind wants to forget
but my heart still remembers
the good times that remain
in a small frame in the
window of my mind
as I now leave you
in search of myself
and a better life

Suetang

© Copyright 2001 Sue Tancheff - All Rights Reserved
Tracey
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since 08-29-2001
Posts 3003
where insanity meets breeding


1 posted 08-31-2001 08:02 PM       View Profile for Tracey   Email Tracey   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Tracey

I could have cried at this. I really could. The pain and dissapointment expressed in the words is just beyond comprehension. I hope this was written about another, but if not, be strong and soar for evermore.

Tracey
Alan
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since 09-12-2000
Posts 1547
right next door


2 posted 08-31-2001 11:28 PM       View Profile for Alan   Email Alan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Alan

Sue...This is so sad. It happens way too much. I hope this didn't happen to you. You have written about something terrible very well.
alan
allis4angel
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since 04-10-2001
Posts 83
Portugal


3 posted 09-01-2001 04:38 AM       View Profile for allis4angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for allis4angel

Before this reply I've been reading some of your other poems.

And in "Beyond The Mirror" I found the words I wouldn't find.

We are all considered to be "beautiful"
In our own individual way
A good heart is certainly priceless
Like a beautiful sunset at the end of the day

Take care, please.

froggy
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since 06-23-2003
Posts 1906
Michigan


4 posted 09-15-2003 08:25 PM       View Profile for froggy   Email froggy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for froggy

Suetang,
  Hugs.This poem speaks for many who gathered the strenght to walk away.

Thank-you for sharing it.
Dark Kisses
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since 06-24-2001
Posts 372
Flat lands of Kansas


5 posted 09-15-2003 11:58 PM       View Profile for Dark Kisses   Email Dark Kisses   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Dark Kisses

Sue,

    I too know the feeling and heartache of this.  I took the physical and mental abuse for 9 years from my Husband. (not really sure why either)  After finally leaving him and struggling with life on my own while raising 2 beautiful daughters, I found myself again.  I found the inner happiness once again.  Now after almost 4 years of being divorced.... I found the man of my dreams.  He is good to my kids and to me also. (and with all his little hints... I beleive he is going to ask me to marry him)  So my words to you are ... keep your chin up.  Over time, you shall heal and move on with a smile on your face as you once did.  Trust me, its a step that you shall never regret.

Peace

A friend, like a candle, is most needed in the darkness.

mysticpoe
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since 02-28-2003
Posts 894


6 posted 09-16-2003 09:44 AM       View Profile for mysticpoe   Email mysticpoe   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for mysticpoe

An extremely well written piece on a subject so sensitive and personal. Your bravery exemplifies your resolve. How much more can be given, when all of what has been given, runs out. But, faith is the end-all, the overseer, the final place in our future - Hope eternal.

God Bless,

mysticpoe

If nothing is something
then everything is
our thoughts and feelings
and all that exists.

[This message has been edited by mysticpoe (09-16-2003 09:45 AM).]

River
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since 09-16-2003
Posts 623
my own little world


7 posted 09-16-2003 10:04 PM       View Profile for River   Email River   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for River

I wish life wasn't like that. My family is really messed up because of drugs and mental cases...so I know what it's like to have someone you love be so violent like they arn't even human. God Bless you sis, and i pray that you will find healing from the pain within...or whomever the poem was about.
littlewing
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since 03-02-2003
Posts 9998
New York


8 posted 09-18-2003 03:22 AM       View Profile for littlewing   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for littlewing

Good God, Sue
I know  . . that love
I do truly
and my prayers with you always
I am so proud of you
for being proud of yourself
and for this

My mind wants to forget
but my heart still remembers
the good times that remain
in a small frame in the
window of my mind
as I now leave you
in search of myself
and a better life


xxoo
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