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After All These Years

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Member Rara Avis
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0 posted 07-25-2006 11:10 AM       View Profile for SmartChick   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit SmartChick's Home Page   View IP for SmartChick

After All These Years

Being so young, when we met
I was unaware of the signs
Words were all that were said
Enough to always make me cry

Then, when we tied the knot
It got even worse for me
I didn't dare go anywhere, or
You gave me the third degree

You held a knife on me
Causing me  so much fear
The pain you always gave
Brought a lot of tears

While carrying a child inside
You threw me against the wall
Causing me to start bleeding then
Losing my baby and all

When I quit my job that time
You beat me black and blue
Still, you wondered why it was
I was so afraid of you

I didn't dare turn my attention
To anyone or anything else
It had to be given all to you, or
Pay a dear price myself

You did all you could do
To cut me off from society
With not even a telephone
For anyone to call me

You locked me in the house
So I couldn't even leave
Silently, I planned a way
To some day set myself free

Those wedding vows were said
You took them all for granted
The love you claimed to feel
Was hard to comprehend

Even after thirty three years
Those memories never leave
For once in a while they still
Come back again to haunt me


[This message has been edited by SmartChick (07-25-2006 12:21 PM).]

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1 posted 07-25-2006 11:29 AM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

sending you big

I sure can relate...but we get better with time
the quell
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2 posted 07-25-2006 11:55 AM       View Profile for the quell   Email the quell   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for the quell

Such a sad story. You clearly have real strength. *hugs*
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3 posted 07-25-2006 12:17 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Such a cleansing emote~
It's easy to see how and why your life is so much better without one who would cause you so much pain~

ONWARD ... FORWARD ... to the light of no fear~


~*The sound of a kiss is not as strong as that of a cannon, but it's echo endures much longer*~
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4 posted 07-25-2006 01:26 PM       View Profile for seraphin   Email seraphin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for seraphin

This took an incredible amout of courage to write. A survivor's tale.
Klassy Lassy
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5 posted 07-25-2006 02:43 PM       View Profile for Klassy Lassy   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Klassy Lassy

There is no way on God's green earth I will ever come to understand the wretched mentality of an abusive person.  I have been talking to a girl(17) on line who just lost her baby because her boyfriend beat her.  She's been a victim of all kinds of abuse since she was 9 years old.  I guess the closest explanation is illness, but there is no excuse for the hatred that people commit in the name of love--or God, for that matter. Your poem stirs deep feelings.  I sincerely hope your life is much better these days and that there is healing.   ~ Klassy
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6 posted 07-25-2006 08:37 PM       View Profile for Bridget Shenachie   Email Bridget Shenachie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Bridget Shenachie

I think that there has been a lot of healing.  It takes a lot to say this happened and it was wrong.  Wishing you joy,

Your healing shows in all that you continue to write.

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7 posted 07-25-2006 08:58 PM       View Profile for warmhrt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for warmhrt


This was a very good expression of your inner emotions...I hope with time, the pain will lesson. You were very smart for getting out of such a traumatic situation.

Bless you,

"It is wisdom to know others;
It is enlightenment to know one's self" - Lao Tzu

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8 posted 07-25-2006 09:02 PM       View Profile for Enchantress   Email Enchantress   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Enchantress

Sue...I am so proud of you...
You have come so far!!
Sending heart hugs to you!

For it was not into my ear you whispered
But into my heart..
It was not my lips you kissed
But my soul.

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9 posted 07-27-2006 12:55 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

You most certainly have come a long way, Sue.

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10 posted 07-27-2006 01:18 PM       View Profile for Titia Geertman   Email Titia Geertman   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Titia Geertman's Home Page   View IP for Titia Geertman

So happy for you that these events are set back to memory lane Sue, even though they're popping up once in a while to haunt you.

All the more reason to be grateful for what you have achieved today. It may not be perfect yet, but it's a hell of a lot better than it was before.

You're a strong woman Sue, my respects!!

Hugs, Titia

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11 posted 10-11-2007 09:02 AM       View Profile for bnabors   Email bnabors   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bnabors

Uck what a person can do to another person, LOL Sue                                                
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