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Thu Jul 12, 2018, 02:07 AM

I'd like to post some poetry regarding domestic violence

I donít think itís violent and, although meant to give pause, I am hoping it wonít upset anyone. I have seen so much blaming of the victim that I wanted to share.
Iíve been through many changing moods through this series. This was my ďtough girlĒ anthem that I donít think will upset anyone. I donít always rhyme, but this one does.
Please, if you feel that this topic is too painful, let me know before I get deeper. This one is just flip:

I Ran. Big Deal.

Take his pictures
Off the walls
Change your status
Block his calls
Give all his t-shirts
To Good Will
Even though you
Wear them still
Pretend that you
Don't want to die
Sleep with 14
Other guys
Find a pawn shop
Sell his shit
Tell the world
You're over it.




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Response to Tucker08087 (Original post)

Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:05 PM

1. Okay, no negative reaction, so I'm going to go for it.

Silence isnít quiet


It taps on my consciousness
Raps on my mind
Shrieks into every peace
And calm that I can find
Silence shatters thinking
With intense alarm
And whispers insecurities
That aim to do me harm
Like a fog it creeps around me
Suffocates my will
Taunting, mocking, laughing
While staying very still
Thereís silence in the thunder
Silence in my screams
Silence is the soundtrack
That haunts me in my dreams
The once upon a timing
That is narrating my time
Is constantly a steady stream
Of babble nonsense rhyme
Iím in need of soundproof living
Iím desperate for relief
I canít happily ever after
When Iím wallowing in grief
The silence overwhelms me
I cover up my ears
Cower into corners
Praying not to hear
Shhh!
Silence says too much.
Iím alone
Iím afraid
I canít sleep
No one stayed
Itís just me
And Iím scared
Silence is
Never shared
Itís shouting for your life
Itís bullhorns in a riot
Itís the raw scream of a nightmare
But itís never, ever quiet.

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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:08 PM

2. The Good Ol' Boys Club

My front porch
Around 11 at night
Bare feet on concrete
Blue and red lights
I placed the call
But you're talking to him
The things I could tell you
If you'd let me in
But this is a club
And I don't belong
The rules are enforced
My gender is wrong
So I stand here all bloody
Thin nightgown, no shoes
You ask about drugs
Did I have any booze
You've been here before
You know the drill
He's drugging and drinking
And mentally ill
Still you give warnings
To me, not to him
The next time I call
Youíre bringing me in
So from now til forever
I'll be doing just fine
In a hidden shallow grave
In the middle of the pines
I kept his secret
And I honored your pact
I hope when you're scared
That they've got your back
I'm one in a million
The battered and missing
If only the biased
Would believe it and listen
But my husband's on your rec team
And you've got a game at four
So you mark the file cold
And you head on out the door

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Fri Jul 13, 2018, 01:08 PM

3. Don't want to overdo it. More tomorrow.

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