Masked By Silence

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Story of a survivor of domestic violence of 4 years.
Seeing this through my eyes.

Submitted: September 06, 2013

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If I had only known you'd give just one thing to me, 
It was your promise that you'd never hurt me, one you didn't keep.
We spoke about marriage, started to plan our vows and all
This is where i realized my life is about to fall. 
You promised you would love me until we both grew old, 
The only words you took to heart was "To Have" and "To Hold".
"To Have" me? I'm a prisoner, an object standing still. 
"To Hold" me? Yes, you've done that too, but against my will.
If walls could tell their stories, and doors unlocked themselves, 
Everyone would have a view into my secret hell.
Crazy? That is what you want me to think I am, 
Telling me you meant no harm....and that you never will again.
The nights you towered over me just to make me feel 
As if the blame and shame are mine-and my feelings are not real.
But you don't know that with each blow and hurt you have to give,
The more you build my silent nerve, and my will to live.
You think that you have won, I'm broken on the ground, 
But you don't know the plans in place and strength that I have found.
Just know there will come a day, not far within my reach, 
The only things to grip my soul are happiness and peace.
This day has finally come, and im now happy and im free
The freedom i have finally got back. Now only smiles i see.

Masked by Silence.
Samantha Hughes 
17/08/2013


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