Breaking the silence...

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Emtional, abusive,horrifying, and unimaginable. Domestic abuse. A woman being beaten and raped Isolated from the rest of the world. Just trying to survive and break the silence that so many want to locked away. But please TELL.

Submitted: March 21, 2010

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Submitted: March 21, 2010



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

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