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Broken: But Not Shattered

Book By: Dianiacia Brooks
Poetry


A book of Poetry about domestic violence


Submitted:Feb 11, 2013    Reads: 61    Comments: 1    Likes: 1   


Broken:

But Not Shattered

Dianiacia Brooks

Copyright © 2012 Dianiacia Brooks

All rights reserved.

ISBN: 1482517469
ISBN-13: 978-1482517460

DEDICATION

This Book Is Dedicated to my sister

Elice Henderson. Thank you for giving me strength to overcome obstacles that I faced in my life. You are a true friend and sister. I will always love and value you.

Table of Content

Bondage……………………………………………………….. 01

Beauty and The Beast …………………………………. 03

When Your Love Ain't Enough………………...…. 06

Still Standing Tall………………………………………. . 09

Baby I Love You…………………………………………… 11

Darkness………..………………………………………….. 13

Remorseful Lover………………………………………. 15

Philippians 4:13..………………………………………… 17

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ because without him nothing is possible. I would also like to thank my loving and devoted husband Theodore Brooks and all of my children for encouraging me to write and never give up. I would especially like to thank my three youngest children Ashley Blackwell, Asia Blackwell, and Allijah Boyd for helping me with this book. I would also like to thank my parents Mr. William Boyd and Mrs. Jessie Boyd for being there for me when I needed them most. I love you all!!!!!

BONDAGE

You have me in bondage and I want to be free

Why oh why can't you take these chains off of me?

You say that you love me., You profess that it's true

How is that possible with my face black and blue?

You have me in bondage and I want to be free

Why oh why won't you take these chains off of me?

You give me roses, and diamond rings.

You think this can justify my arm being in this sling.

You have me in bondage and I want to be free

Why oh why can't you take these chains off of me?

I know how my sisters must have felt back in the day.

When the masters would climb in the bed where she lay.

He'd rape her, then beat her…what a horrific sight.

And I feel the same 'Cause I am afraid to fight.

You have me in bondage and I want to be free

Please oh please take these chains off of me?

Please let me go before it's too late,

And all the love I have for you

Becomes nothing but pure hate.

You have me in bondage and I want to be free

I just don't know how to get these chains off of me

I Am Beauty and He is the Beast

I am beauty and he is the beast

He keeps me hidden

'Cause my beauty is only for him too see.

I'm so lost I feel alone.

Sometimes I wish that I could cry out

with a loud scream or moan.

But that would only make the beast angry

So I must refrain,

And all of this hurt I must contain.

I am beauty and he is the beast

He keeps me hidden

'Cause my beauty is only for him too see.

My heart is torn and broken, I feel the defeat

Afraid to walk away in fear that I'll get beat.

I am beauty and he is the beast

He keeps me hidden

'Cause my beauty is only for him too see.

The beast is angry at me once again

No matter how hard I try

I know that I could never win.

The man came and took the beast away today.

This is my chance to run, and hide.

I can finally get away.

Who am I kidding

I will never flee

For I know the beast will come and find me

Because

I am beauty and he is the beast

He keeps me hidden

'Cause my beauty is only for him too see.

When Your Love Ain't Enough

I gave you my heart, and my love was so true.

I believed in your love, and it was so sweet and so new.

I gave you my all; even when times were tough

But what do you do when your love ain't enough?

How do you hold on to a dream that may never come true?

Just hoping that one day your love will get through.

I gave you my all; even when times were tough

But what do you do when your love just ain't enough?

Your violent words haunt me and cut me like a knife.

I was your lover, your friend and your wife?

I gave you my all; even when times were tough

But what do you do when your love ain't enough?

All I ever wanted was to be with you.

But you took my love for granted,

Leaving my heart feeling blue.

I gave you my all; even when times were tough

But what do you do when your love ain't enough?

My heart was a gift that came from above

You took it for granted; you just spit on my love.

I gave you my all; even when times were tough

But what do you do when your love ain't enough

Still Standing Tall

You hurt me bad.

I thought I was through.

With

My eye and my nose broke

Black and blue.

You beat me down to make me feel small.

But here I am still standing tall.

Your powerful words of humiliation and hate

Somehow make gives you the sense that you're great.

You beat me down to make me feel small.

But here I am still standing tall.

I lived in fear of a constant beat down

But here I stand ready for another round

You beat me down to make me feel small.

But here I am still standing tall.

So bring it on with all of your might

But just be ready, 'cause I'm ready to fight!

You beat me down to make me feel small.

But here I am still standing tall.

Baby I Love You

Baby I love you. You know that I'm true.

My love is eternal

Feels so fresh and so new

I love you even when your fist meets my face

Because I disobey you and don't stay in my place.

Baby I love you. You know that I'm true.

My love is eternal

Feels so fresh and so new

Even when you hurt me

And Cause me so much pain

I pray that one day soon your love I will gain.

Baby I love you. You know that I'm true.

My love is eternal

Feels so fresh and so new

Maybe this love thing is too much for you

I keep wishing that your devotion will remain true

But deep down I know that it's all a dream that will never come true.

And that leaves my heart feeling blue

Baby I love you. You know that I'm true.

My love is eternal

Feels so fresh and so new

Darkness

I feel the Death Angel

He is drawing near

So much darkness around me and

Yet I do not fear.

Feeling abandoned

Like a lonely pup

It hurts so much that

I just want to give up.

I don't want to stay with him

In this torturous Hell

Because deep in his dark soul

Is where Satan dwells.

And while each day he grows

More powerful and more evil

I grow more weak

And more feeble.

I can feel the darkness all around me…

His hold is strong and I'm afraid to flee.

So this dark cloud that hangs over my head

Continues to grow

Fueled by each teardrop that I shed

Soon its darkness will be strong enough

To devour me

And then maybe then

I will finally be free

Remorseful Lover

The first time he hit me, it came as a shock.

He apologized and said it was out of love that he fought

The second and third time I was completely dismayed

I tried to understand why he kept beating me this way.

It's a year later my face black and blue

By now I thought

This must is something all couples go through

Every relationship may have problems

Every now and then

Things will get better; I just can't say know when.

This time he hit me; a blow to my head

Baby I sorry that's what he said

Now he's so repentant

For my blood that he shed

As I lye in A coma and internally bleed.

He's so remorseful

As I lye here in my coffin,

Six feet under ground

Beaten dead.

PHILIPPIANS 4:13

KING JAMES VERSION

"I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STREGHTENS ME"

The End





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