This painful existence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
The world of domestic violence

Submitted: February 09, 2008

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How I hate this suffering, the cruelty and the pain
I wish that I could runaway and not come back again
 
Every time he walks in the door the fear inside it rises
I guess this thing called living takes on many guises
 
I hope and pray for a better day, our eyes meet at the door
He glares at me with that knowing look; I know just what’s in store
 
I make some conversation, trying to sound happy although I’m rather tense
It doesn’t matter what I say, he’ll still argue, this just doesn’t make sense
 
My mind goes back to the good days, the days when we first met
We laughed and loved, enjoyed ourselves, I didn’t see a threat
 
I dread the times when we go out, I dare not look or smile
Eyes to the floor for fear of creating a situation that’s hostile
 
As I thank the lord for small mercies and do so every night
At least we haven’t children to bring into this plight
 
The tables laid the dinner served, I pray it’s to his liking
If not, the tables not the only thing that he will be striking
 
I hate this life I wish I could leave, but what’s the use he’ll find me
It will just make things worse he’ll drag me back into this misery
 
He comes home late from the pub, I pretend to be asleep
It makes no difference he takes what he wants, I just lie and weep
 
I should do my duty and serve him well, to fail would be remiss
If this is the life I should accept, then I’m staring into the abyss
 
I cannot stand the pain, the torment and misery of being his wife
Hand me the whiskey and the pills, I’ve had enough of life


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