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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

This poem is about domestic violence and the effects it has on the mind of young children who experience it.

A girl sits in the corner

rolling pin in hand 

mothers not home

dad has a plan 

he comes in with a belt

a grin on his face

the girl shrieks of terror

her pin hits the floor

cries for help fill the room

but nobody came

soon mother is home

than its her turn

the girl must go to school

where the bullies reside

comes out to a teacher

please don't hide

no longer a girl but now a strong woman

chin up sholders high

spoke and survived

she took the hit

and the hit

and the hit

that no one deserves

had to bare it for years

black dot on her palm

her scars remind

every swing

every punch

every kick

in the back of her mind

the song goes what doesn't kill you makes you stronger

it's true

don't live in the past

but live now in the present

life love and death

after all this 

a warrior lived

strongest of all

Submitted: February 01, 2018

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Sickening how often these things happen, how many are broken, but I guess some do survive to be stronger. You paint a harrowing picture, made stronger with that piece of repetition, but you somehow managed to end with positivity. A well-written poem to give a powerful read.

Thu, February 1st, 2018 9:42pm

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