Breaking the Silence
I sat back long enough
And did nothing.
I heard so many cruel things
But told no one.
I took all the blows that I could take
But it was all a big mistake.
How could I face reality
When I couldn't face the facts
Pretending everything was all right
Which was a lie I made myself believe.
How do I break free?
From the hell that I've been living in
I must get out
There is no excuse
Breaking the silence, of Domestic Abuse
I have lived in silence
For ten long years
Nowhere to go,
No one to turn to
But that was only an excuse I made myself believe
I couldn't let anyone know that I was being abused,
But now, I'm breaking all the rules.
Hear what he did;
He beat me
He kicked me while I was down
But there was nothing I could do
But yell, "Please don't kill me."
At times, I wish he did
So I would not suffer what he put me through
He stumped me
He rapped me
He killed our kid.
When I tried to leave
He threaten me with a knife,
He scolded me with water until I turned red
He shaved my head
At that moment, I knew there was no use.
I prayed to God for the first time in my life.
"Deliver me from the hell I'm going through
I don't know how long I have
Before he decides to kills me dead.
I'm running out of time.
Tell me what I must do
To break the silence, of Domestic Abuse.
Copyright ã by Darlene Danaby 2010