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Author Name: FreeFireHam 10 Comments
Date Added: February 24, 2007 21:02:31 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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Abuse

 

His voice was so loud and filled with wrath.

Now she wishes shed chosen a different path.

 

He uses his strength to throw her about.

She once loved him but is now left without.

 

His fists, clinched so tightly that his knuckles are white.

She wonders if she will even make it through the night.

 

A weapon, which was designed to bring pleasure,

Now delivers humiliating pain without measure.

 

She thinks that she must somehow get away.

But some fear within her always makes her stay.

 

He has succeeded in beating her into submission

Its like a cancer that will not go into remission.

 

So she remains quiet, like a good little wife.

Maybe peace would come if she were to end her life.

 

 

To those who think that there is no hope.  Get away, pray but please do not stay.

You are special and dont let anyone try to tell you anything different.

 

 

Harold McLelland

03/15/2005

Author's Notes:
A poem I wrote from a woman's perspective...
I have never suffered abuse...
  But I know and have read what others have written about it...
If just one person is touched in a positive way through my poetry,
it will all have been worth it...
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Comments:
Comment By: FreeSteven on January 13, 2008 04:17:41 PM Report
This is really good,and really sad. Good job writing it.

~ Steven

Comment By: FreeStrongerNow on July 15, 2007 09:45:01 AM Report
You did a great job at putting yourself in the place of a woman suffering abuse. I can relate to this one, for I've been there. It's true there is always this fear inside of you even if your heart tells you that you have to let go. Beautiful!

Lisa

Comment By: FreeRin Marie on July 9, 2007 12:43:27 PM Report
Ham,

You took a womens perspective on abuse and did a magnificent job.  This is so terrible true to life though....how can people be so wicked?

Great poem.

 

Love, Rin

Comment By: FreeJanet Gentry on June 13, 2007 11:14:27 AM Report
Ham,

It was almost as if you were writing this poem about me...21 years in a relationship with a controlling and abusive person.  I was just 12 years old when this relationship started...but I didn't know any better having come from an abusive family in the first place.  Thank you for writing this poem.  If this helps even one person, it was worth the time writing it.  You are an awesome poet and I'm glad you're my friend.

Janet

Comment By: FreeAngel on June 3, 2007 12:20:42 PM Report
I went through this when I was young and nieve. Soon grew strong and wise, soon left as no life for anyone to be controlled in this way. I stood up to him in the end doing self defence classes on the quite for years.. pay back came bittersweet. Karma

 

Superb write Ham with a great message to all who are suffering at the hands of another

Comment By: Freesherry wilbur on May 15, 2007 09:00:02 AM Report
HAMMY YOU ARE AN ANGEL , IN SO MANY WAYS. YOU TOUCH THE SOULS OF THOSE WHO READ AND YOU CARE AND HELP AND HEAL , THIS IS VERY GOOD POEM . GOD HASN'T FOOLED ME YOU ARE AN ANGEL I CLEARLY CAN SEE.
Comment By: FreeJanet Gentry on April 18, 2007 05:36:36 PM Report
Ham,

This touches me personally.  You've put into words exactly what I experienced for twelve years.  And fear of the unkown world keep you from leaving and fear of the person you're with make you want to go.  I like to say my birthdate is April 1996.  That's the time I finally got away from him...on a sretcher in an ambulance.  But on a positive note, I been married to my best friend for the last ten years.  He's a prince and I'm happy now.  Thanks for sharing this with us.

Janet

Comment By: FreeBarbara Demasson on April 3, 2007 03:00:04 AM Report
You've nailed it. Abuse is much more than a physical hell, it is emotional torture too. You've a fine message here Harold. Bravo for giving this topic much needed exposure.

 

~Barbara~

Comment By: FreeGlata on March 7, 2007 12:00:48 AM Report
I suffered abuse at the hands of my father and his wife...Iwas just a child...and was beaten severely...starved...locked in the basement for days on end without food...and many more things that I won't begin to talk about...but this really hit home. You  certainly expressed it perfectly!

Great job, Ham...

Glata

Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 25, 2007 12:34:35 AM Report
Ham
First of all Welcome to our site!!
This is really a great poem.
Thank  you for writing this..so much happens to  so many...I feel this poem..been there know what your saying.... I left it ...He nearly killed me!!!
~ She Whispers





 


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